Gabriel Wilson loves to cook, eat tasty foods and drink a glass of wine. And not wash up.
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-around 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.
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Making Your Sausage Rolls
Homemade Sausage Roll Recipe
To make these delicious sausage rolls, you will need the following items:
- 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
- a rolling pin
- a sharp knife
- a baking tray
- a cup (for the beaten egg)
- a pastry brush
- 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 making 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.
- 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, i.e., 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.
© 2011 Gabriel Wilson
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on August 17, 2020:
Hi Jen, thanks for stopping in :) hope you try :)
Jen Wettern on August 16, 2020:
What a brilliant time saving recipe Love the suggestions to spice them up a bit. Thanks for sharing Gabrielle,
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on October 10, 2019:
Thanks Jim, it's nice to have a few different favourites.
Jim Rayner on October 06, 2019:
I enjoy the range of recipes.
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on June 11, 2019:
Hi Joe, thank you. What a great idea. Let me know how it goes :)
Joe panton on June 10, 2019:
Since I saw your recipe I have made them many times.Family always takes some home.I will try apple cinnamon filling and see how it wil work for desert
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on August 10, 2018:
I have used ready made puff pastry. You can make the pastry yourself: it takes a bit of time and a lot of butter. Here's a link to a 4star plus recipe. Best of luck :)
fashola ibidun on August 10, 2018:
I love the picture, how can I mix the pastry, pls
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on August 08, 2017:
You can leave the sausages rolls whole or cut into smaller sausage rolls as per the recipe, it's your choice. I do both depending on whether I am serving them as finger food or a supper/snack with coleslaw and salad. As a guide if you want to cut them smaller use the gage of one sausage makes two sausage rolls. Hope this helps and that you enjoy making and eating them.
Rhonda Williams-Parent on August 07, 2017:
How many rolls does this recipe make?
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on February 01, 2016:
I've tried that using minced pork for a dinner party starter but for me suasage rolls are better left as sausage rolls :)
Elle on January 31, 2016:
Layer the pastry with spinach before adding the sausage...mmmm
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on December 08, 2014:
It really saves on time, and it works a treat too. Hope you enjoy :)
peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 04, 2014:
clever idea, I never thought of using the readymade pastry
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on April 01, 2014:
That sounds like fun, I'll bring the sausage rolls :)
Jimmy Gent from California on March 31, 2014:
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!!!
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on March 31, 2014:
Delighted to get your info, it's great to get feedback. Hope the kids enjoy :)
nylarej from Ph on March 31, 2014:
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 ;-)
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on May 16, 2012:
I love these as a treat for the weekend. Hope you like them :)
Thelma Alberts from Germany on May 15, 2012:
Wow! They look delicious. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing.
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on January 22, 2012:
Hope you enjoy Jeweiz1313 :)
Jewelz1313 from Branson, Missouri on January 20, 2012:
Wow! These look wonderful. I think I'll try it with some boudain I just made. Thank you. Voted up.
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on September 11, 2011:
Hi stricktlydating. A fancy sausage roll; I like that. Maybe we'll rename the hub; How to make your sausage roll a bit fancy :)
StrictlyQuotes from Australia on September 09, 2011:
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!
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on May 21, 2011:
I reckon you'll have a good dinner; enjoy:)
kafsoa on May 21, 2011:
This is really great. I'll try it today for dinner. Rated up and awesome:)
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on April 25, 2011:
Easy and cheap. Perfect.
Toby Simon from Kansas City, Missouri on April 24, 2011:
Wow this looks delicious. And as a bonus, it is very easy to make.
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on April 13, 2011:
That's a great idea. I reckon a vegetable and breadcrumb stuffing would work a treat.
proteinshakes from United States on April 13, 2011:
The pics look absolutely amazing!! I am a vegetarian and will try substituting the meat with vegie mix...yum yum!!
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on April 05, 2011:
Tanx Becky, I hate hard work, hence the easy recipe.
Becky from Oklahoma on April 05, 2011:
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.
Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on April 04, 2011:
You must! They are a real treat.
tnderhrt23 on April 04, 2011:
These look scrumptuous! I have to give this a try! Thanks!