Thursday, 12 December 2013


One of the mummies at school is a chef and she makes the most amazing sausage rolls - in fact they are so good she sells them at a butchers in Notting Hill. We had them at our school Christmas party recently and Pascal couldn't stop eating them....he then raved about them so much that I had no choice but to try and make them myself! I don't think mine were a patch on hers but Arabella, Pascal and I all adored them and they were super easy so I will certainly be making them again over the festive season.

Ingredients for 6 sausage rolls:

375g pack ready rolled puff pastry sheet
6 sausages (I used Cumberland)
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon of milk
9 tablespoons of cheddar cheese
6 teaspoons of wholegrain mustard

Take the pastry out of the fridge at least 10 minutes before you start cooking and preheat the oven to 200 C (fan) / 220 C / gas mark 7.

Then unroll the pastry and cut it down the middle length ways.

Next remove the skin from the sausages - I have never done this before and it was pretty icky but I think it is a necessity for the recipe. It did make me think of dodgy things too rude to post!

Then place the sausages down the length of the pastry, evenly spaced, and cut the pastry across so that each sausage sits on its own rectangle.

Next it is time to add the cheese and mustard. I put 1.5 tablespoons of grated cheese and 1 teaspoon of mustard with each sausage but you can put more or less depending on what you prefer. Arabella chose to go without mustard and I think next time I will adding more cheese (surprise surprise)!

Mix the milk and egg yolk and brush it on to the edges of the pastry and then wrap it up - like a sausage roll! Press the edges gently together and lay joined side down on a lightly oiled baking tray (to save on calories I used the 1 cal 1 spray oil for the tray).

Brush the tops with the rest of the egg yolk and milk mix and if you like you can sprinkle with some sesame seeds (we didn't as Pascal doesn't like them). Finally bake in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes until golden and then serve - they are best hot!

And voila!

These were delicious - Arabella had one, I had two and then Pascal liked them so much he had three! We were very naughty and served them with some fries and ketchup but next time I will probably add salad. Arabella enjoyed them with carrot and cucumber sticks. 

These are brilliant for a quick supper or for a party or even a picnic as you could also eat them cold and they are just so simple to make. Plus you can play around with the time I am thinking of mixing the sausage meat with some pancetta or adding some tomato with the cheese or even just using different types of sausages would make a difference - my favourite are always the Toulouse ones.

If you are having a Christmas party I bet these will be a real crowd pleaser and your guests will be begging for more!!

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