Saturday 18 April 2009
Sausage rolls are a relatively cheap lunchtime snack, but do avoid buying cheap sausage meat; either buy good quality Cumberland sausages and cut them open and use the meat inside or, if your butcher makes sausages, then he's the man for your sausagemeat.
A combination of cheap sausage meat and poor puff pastry could produce disappointing results – rather like the examples you find on the high street – but if you take the trouble to use proper butter puff pastry (Jus-Rol make a good version which is widely available in supermarkets) and great quality sausage meat, then you're guaranteed a memorable sausage roll.
250-300g good quality sausage meat
150-200g butter puff pastry, rolled to about a third-cm thick
1 small egg, beaten
Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6.
Mould the sausage meat into 4 sausage shapes with lightly floured hands. Cut the puff pastry into 2cm wide strips and wrap around the sausage meat, overlapping slightly.
Place on a baking tray, brush with the beaten egg and bake for about 20 minutes until golden. Add a ripe Conference pear for the perfect packed lunch.
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