Friday, July 24, 2009

Homemade Sausage rolls

I have been making these sausage rolls for birthday parties over the past few years. I am tired of greasy sausage rolls from the frozen food section and wanted to make a healthier, tastier version for the kids (and adults). It is easy and you get to choose the type of filling for your sausage rolls.  So go get yourself some lovely gourmet sausages the flavour of your choice.  I chose lamb, rosemary, mint and garlic for these ones.

Sausage Rolls

6 gourmet sausages, your choice of flavour
2 sheets ready rolled puff pastry
1 egg beaten
1 table spoon sesame seeds

Turn on your oven to 200°C/400°F. Line baking trays with baking paper. Defrost 2 sheets of puff pastry about an hour before you start cooking. It will give the pastry time to thaw so it's easy to work it.

You need about 3 gourmet sausages per square sheet of puff pastry.  Peel the skin off your sausages just like for the spaghetti and meatballs.  Cut the pastry in half.  Lay the sausage down the long edge of the puff pastry and add another 1/2 sausage until the lenth of the pastry is covered and comes to the end of the pastry.  You can always stretch the sausage to fit.  Brush beaten egg on the opposite edge of the pastry to the sausage.  Now roll the pastry until the sausage is covered.  The egg will seal the pastry and sausage roll together.

Cut the large roll into whatever sized sausage rolls you like, I like bite size, and place them onto a lined baking tray.  Repeat with the rest of the pastry and sausages. 

Brush beaten egg on top of sausage rolls and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Place in a hot oven for 20-25 mins until golden brown and sausage is cooked.

Serve with tomato sauce (compulsory).


Kim said...

We made these for dinner a few nights ago and they were a hit.

Anonymous said...

i'm hoping to make these soon! They look really cute!

De (au)Gustibus said...

Excellent! Super quick and very tasty! Everybody loved them, they were gone in 5 minutes!! I like the sesame seeds addition. It deserved 5 hearts!

Emma said...

They look amazing, and very quick as well. Though I might leave the sesame seeds off as Im allergic to them. But very good recipe.