Giant Sausage Roll for sharing
These sausage rolls were a real hit at our local Totterdown Arts Trail, where I was selling a slice for £1 each. For those of you who asked, here is the recipe for you to make at home and share with friends and family.
There’s no point trying to make your own puff pastry, as shop bought is excellent and not that expensive. Make sure you buy a long thin roll and not a square piece. We used ASDA’s own brand, which costs £1 a roll, or Jus-Rol sell it in packets of 320g which will also be fine!
To get the most rise on the pastry I find using a fan oven is best, if you have the option.
- 450g sausage meat
- 1 apple, peeled and finely chopped
- 2tsp crushed black peppercorns
- 1tbsp parsley, finely chopped
- 1tbsp sage, finely chopped
- 375g ready rolled puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
Pre-heat your oven to 200°C/180 FAN.
Put the sausage meat, apple, pepper, herbs and a little salt into a large mixing bowl. Mix together with a spoon or clean hands.
Carefully unroll the puff pastry and place it, parchment down, on a clean work surface.
Spoon the sausage meat lengthways down the centre of the pasty, spreading evenly to the edges.
Use the parchment to lift one half of the pastry, folding it tightly over the sausage meat. Brush the pastry on top of the sausage meat with a little egg.
Use the parchment to fold the remaining half of pastry over the sausage meat.
You’ll now have a sausage roll wrapped in parchment. Roll it over so the seam is against your work surface, then use your hands to evenly shape it.
Carefully lift onto a non stick baking tray, or a tray brushed lightly with oil, and remove the parchment. Fold the ends down before brushing with egg and baking in the oven for around 25-30 minutes, until the pastry’s cooked and golden.
Remove from the oven and gently slide onto a wire rack to cool. Cut into however many pieces you like, I suggest 8, and eat when warm!
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