How to Make Sausage Rolls: A Deliciously Easy Recipe With Ready Made Puff Pastry, The Kids Will Love 'em for Supper

How To Make Sausage Rolls With Puff Pastry
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Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls make a great Sunday munch, a light supper or a handy snack. Parties, picnics and buffets are never truly complete without these tasty little sausage morsels. Whether you make them for a brunch, a lunch or a quick bite, the kids will love them and even the big kids will love them. Sausage rolls make a quick and easy all round family pleaser anytime and anywhere.

I have the perfect recipe for easy delicious sausage rolls. This recipe is fun, simple and fool proof. You will never buy a sausage roll again once you've tried and tested this easy, delicious recipe. And if you want you can use your favourite sausages too.


Fig 1 Place the sausage meat in the middle of the pastry
Fig 1 Place the sausage meat in the middle of the pastry | Source
Fig 2 Cut the pastry from the sausage meat to the pastry edge on both sides
Fig 2 Cut the pastry from the sausage meat to the pastry edge on both sides | Source
Fig 3 Plait the pastry over the sausage meat
Fig 3 Plait the pastry over the sausage meat | Source
fig 4 Cut the sausage rolls into individuals or keep them whole
fig 4 Cut the sausage rolls into individuals or keep them whole | Source
Fig 5 Glazing the pastry with beaten egg will give crisp golden pastry results
Fig 5 Glazing the pastry with beaten egg will give crisp golden pastry results | Source
Fig 6 Cook for 20 to 30 minutes till golden
Fig 6 Cook for 20 to 30 minutes till golden | Source
Fig 7 Crisp pastry and succulent sausage meat
Fig 7 Crisp pastry and succulent sausage meat | Source

Homemade Sausage Roll Recipe

To make these delicious sausage rolls, you will need the following items:

Ingredients:

  • a packet of shop bought ready made puff pastry
  • 6 large good quality pork sausages
  • 1 beaten egg to glaze
  • flour to roll and dust the pastry

Utensils:

  • a rolling pin
  • a sharp knife
  • a baking tray
  • a cup (for the beaten egg)
  • a pastry brush

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 7/ 200°C.
  • Roll out the pastry on a floured surface to a thickness of about 1/2 a centimeter (if the pastry is too thick the sausage rolls will be soggy in parts) making a rectangular shape; don't worry too much about the perfect shape you can always trim the edges to make the shape more rectangular.
  • Cut the pastry shape in half to give two separate pieces of pastry.
  • Carefully remove the skin from the sausages.
  • Lightly roll the sausage meat between your palms to loosen the meat a little.
  • Place the sausage meat along the center of the pastry: Fig 1.
  • Using a sharp knife cut strips from the sausage meat through the pastry to the edge of the pastry: Fig 2.
  • Plait the pastry over the sausage meat working down the pastry: Fig 3.
  • Gentle pat the pastry strips with a finger to bring together.
  • You can leave the sausage rolls whole or slice into individual rolls or do a little of both.
  • Lightly oil and flour a baking tray and place the sausage rolls on the tray.
  • Using the pastry brush, brush the sausage rolls evenly with a little beaten egg (this will give the pastry a lovely golden colour and a crisp texture).
  • Place the sausage rolls in the middle of the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes till cooked through and golden in appearance.
  • Serve hot and crisp straight from the oven: Fig 6.

Cook's Tips:

  • Plaiting the pastry allows the warm air in the oven better circulation through the pastry and the meat, resulting in perfect crisp pastry, no soggy bits in sight: Fig 5.
  • Plaiting the pastry also helps the sausage meat to cook through without drying out; hence retaining a delicious succulent juicy texture: Fig 7.
  • These sausage rolls are also great cold and will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for a couple of days. If you like your sausage rolls warm, remove from the fridge about 10 minutes before you want them, place in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes and they'll crisp up beautifully.
  • To serve, sprinkle with a little salt.

Turn Your Sausage Rolls into Proper Posh Nosh

Tickle the taste buds of the more sophisticated palette and add a little glamor to your meager sausage rolls. Try one of the following combinations or make a few selections to give your homemade sausage rolls the wow factor. We all love a sausage roll and now we can love a fancy sausage roll :)

  • Spoon a little of your favorite chutney ie tomato or apple, on to the pastry before topping with the sausage meat.
  • Fry off some onions till nice and caramelized, allow to cool and place on the pastry before adding the sausage meat.
  • Mix your sausage meat with a few sprigs of fresh thyme or sage leaves.
  • Mix your sausage meat with finely grated apple.
  • Opt for flavored sausages ie pork and cranberry, pork and orange, pork and leek.
  • Add some spice ie smoked paprika or a little chili powder.
  • Marinade the sausages overnight in a good quality cider.
  • Mix in some chopped smoked sausage ie chouriço.

These little extra tasty additions are some of my favorites. Experiment with your favorite flavors (spices, herbs, chutneys etc) and see what great combinations of flavors and tastes you come up with. You may even event a whole new world of delicious sausage rolls! The above recipe is cheap, quick, easy and fun to make, not to mention wickedly tasty. Go on and give it a try. I hope you enjoy making these scrummy sausage rolls and more importantly, I hope you and yours really enjoy eating them :)




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Gabriel Wilson 10 months ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

I've tried that using minced pork for a dinner party starter but for me suasage rolls are better left as sausage rolls :)


Elle 10 months ago

Layer the pastry with spinach before adding the sausage...mmmm


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Gabriel Wilson 24 months ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

It really saves on time, and it works a treat too. Hope you enjoy :)


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

clever idea, I never thought of using the readymade pastry


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Gabriel Wilson 2 years ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

That sounds like fun, I'll bring the sausage rolls :)


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gamerjimmy23 2 years ago from California

Your sausage roll recipe looks freaking delicious! I'll take a dozen with a case of beer, 3-4 friends, big screen TV, and my play station! YUM!!!


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Gabriel Wilson 2 years ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

Delighted to get your info, it's great to get feedback. Hope the kids enjoy :)


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nylarej 2 years ago from Ph

Wow! I love the pics, they look all delicious! I want to give it a try to for sure kids will love it. Thanks for sharing ;-)


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Gabriel Wilson 4 years ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

Hi Thelma,

I love these as a treat for the weekend. Hope you like them :)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Wow! They look delicious. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing.


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Gabriel Wilson 4 years ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

Hope you enjoy Jeweiz1313 :)


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Jewelz1313 4 years ago from Branson, Missouri

Wow! These look wonderful. I think I'll try it with some boudain I just made. Thank you. Voted up.


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Gabriel Wilson 5 years ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

Hi stricktlydating. A fancy sausage roll; I like that. Maybe we'll rename the hub; How to make your sausage roll a bit fancy :)


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stricktlydating 5 years ago from Australia

I've never seen this recipe with plait puff pastry, that's what makes it so interesting! Love it! Seems to make the sausage roll a bit fancy!


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Gabriel Wilson 5 years ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

I reckon you'll have a good dinner; enjoy:)


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kafsoa 5 years ago

This is really great. I'll try it today for dinner. Rated up and awesome:)


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Gabriel Wilson 5 years ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

Easy and cheap. Perfect.


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Toby Simon 5 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri

Wow this looks delicious. And as a bonus, it is very easy to make.


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Gabriel Wilson 5 years ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

That's a great idea. I reckon a vegetable and breadcrumb stuffing would work a treat.


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proteinshakes 5 years ago from United States

The pics look absolutely amazing!! I am a vegetarian and will try substituting the meat with vegie mix...yum yum!!


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Gabriel Wilson 5 years ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

Tanx Becky, I hate hard work, hence the easy recipe.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Thank you for sharing this wonderful way to make Sausage Rolls. Thanks to your pictures, I can almost smell and taste them. My mouth is watering :) Voted up and awesome. I'm bookmarking this one.


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Gabriel Wilson 5 years ago from Madeira, Portugal Author

You must! They are a real treat.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

These look scrumptuous! I have to give this a try! Thanks!

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