Dependent on how we make them, sausage rolls can take hours or just minutes to prepare… made entirely from scratch including mincing our own meat and making the pastry can take hours or simply opening the pack from the supermarket and re-heating what’s in it can take just minutes. We all know which ones have the best chance of tasting awesome and will have out of this world flavour but do you have the time? As time is not always on our side we usually go for a middling option – ready to roll pastry and a good quality pack of ready-made sausage meat. Sausage meat is available everywhere around Xmas and all year round from a good local butcher.
This way we didn’t have to spend hours in the kitchen and could still enjoy freshly baked sausage rolls that will satisfy our flavour crave.
So what ingredients do you need?
- 1 pack of Jus-Rol puff pastry sheet
- 1 pack of sausage stuffing
- 1 egg; beaten
Line 1 large baking sheet with some baking paper.
Pre-heat your over to 200C.
In a cup, whisk up 1 egg.
Roll out your ready-made pastry if it is not pre-rolled into sheets for you.
Starting from the short end of the pastry measure in about 1.5cm from the edge and place a nicely rolled our generous portion of sausage meat filling.
Lift the edge of the pastry up and roll it up over the meat until it is covered.
Use the egg wash and paint a line with a pastry brush along the edge and then roll some more to make your roll complete. The egg wash will help to glue the pastry together and stop your rolls exploding in the oven as they cook.
With a sharp knife cut the pastry to release the finished sausage rolls and put to the side.
Repeat the above process until the whole pastry is used up.
With a sharp clean knife cut your long sausage rolls into desired size and place them on the baking sheet.
Make a few cuts at an angle on the top of each sausage roll.
Use the remaining egg wash and paint your sausage rolls this will help them achieve a rich brown colour.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven, remove from the baking sheet and cool on a rack for 5 minutes.
(Go on you know you can do it, it is only five minutes show some restraint.)
A perfect breakfast food to start any special (or ordinary) day that goes nicely with a cup of tea or fresh filtered coffee!