If theres one thing I always find myself routing around in the fridge for it's sausage rolls. They're the ideal snack when your on the go or just generally mooching around the house. Last week we had none in the house and once the initial disappointment had set in, I had a eureka moment...why not bake some?! So with the help of my friend Abby, we came up with a recipe that will give even Paul Hollywood a run for his money.
Rolled Puff Pastry (or if you're feeling brave, make your own!)
400g Sausage Meat or a Pack of Sausages
1tbsp Chopped Parsley
1tsp Chopped Garlic
1tsp Lemon Juice
1 Egg Yolk
1) As always, pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees
2) If your lucky enough that your local supermarket stocks sausage meat at this time of year great! You can ignore this step! If like me your not so lucky, start by running a knife down your sausages and peeling the skin off and placing them in a bowl
3) Using a wooden spoon mash the sausages up so they no longer resemble sausages.
4) Now measure out your ingredients and add the parsley, garlic, onions, lemon juice and egg yolk to the sausage meat. Season well with salt and pepper and mix it all together. Shout out to Sainsburys for coming up with the idea of freezable herb packs - this makes life so much easier!
5) Unroll your pasty and cut it in half. Divide your sausage meat mixture into two and spread each half onto each piece of pastry as shown in the picture below. Warning! This is a horribly messy and if you're a bit screamish like me when it comes to meet you will not enjoy this!
6) Roll each piece of pastry around the sausage meet to form the sausage roll shape. Use a fork to press down on the side of the pastry where there is a join to make sure it doesn't roll open
7) You should be able to cut each big sausage roll into 6 little ones giving you a grand total of 12. Place them on a baking tray covered in greaseproof paper and cook them for approximately 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown