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Homemade Sausage Rolls

Who doesn't love a good sausage roll? Check out my seriously easy sausage rolls recipe.

These are cocktail or mini sausage rolls, but you can, of course, make them larger if you prefer.

Homemade sausage rolls cooling on a wire rack.
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Sausage rolls on a wire rack

Just 3 ingredients

  • 1 x 320g pack of ready-made and rolled puff pastry
  • 8 Cumberland chipolatas - skin removed
  • 1 egg - lightly beaten

Recommended Equipment needed

  • Greaseproof paper
  • Pastry brush
  • Non-stick baking tray
  • Wire rack 

If you're wondering why there is no salt in the ingredients, it's because sausages are already perfectly seasoned so salt is not needed.

I used Tesco finest Cumberland chipolatas, they are seasoned with white and black pepper and in my opinion, are really tasty. But of course, you can use your favourite sausages.

You could use apple flavoured sausages, caramelised onion, or whatever flavour you want your sausage rolls to be!

How to Make Sausage Rolls

Remove your pastry from the fridge and from its box but leave it in the plastic wrapper for about 15 minutes before using. Then carefully unroll and leave it on the paper that it's rolled in - less mess and washing up!

Cut the pastry in half so you have two long strips.

Remove the skin from the sausages, otherwise, your sausage rolls will be horrid.

Lay the sausages so they slightly overlap each other and gently squish them together to join them up. Remember I used chipolatas but if you use regular thick sausages you might not need as many.

Making sausage rolls

Now, brush the top of each pastry strip and roll over to join and press a fork along the edge to seal.

Making sausage rolls

Cut each one into 8 so you end up with 16 mini or cocktail sausage rolls, if you want to make yours longer you can.

Using a sharp knife, make a slit in each one and brush with the egg wash. Make 2 slits in each if you made your sausage rolls longer.

Sausage rolls ready for the oven

Pop them onto a baking tray on either non-stick greaseproof paper or BacoFoil non-stick as I did.

If you have one of those silicone baking mats would be perfect but I don't have such a thing - Adds to my list of must-haves!

Now bake on the middle shelf in a preheated oven at 200°C or 400°F for about 18 minutes. If you made your sausage rolls longer they will probably take 20 minutes.

Check they are nice and golden and are cooked through, I always use my Thermapen professional thermometer, in fact, I can't function in the kitchen without mine, a thermometer is essential for checking meat and poultry are properly cooked.

You want the internal temperature of a sausage roll to be 74° or 165°

Pop them onto a wire rack to cool - if you can resist eating one that is! Serve hot or cold.

Sausage rolls cooling on a wire rack

Everyone loves a good sausage roll. For a quick lunch, kids will be happy with sausage rolls and baked beans - but not every day of course!

Can you Freeze Sausage Rolls?

Yes, you can but it's best to freeze them before they are cooked and before the egg wash goes on top.

Open freeze (on a tray without any cover) and then once frozen pack into a bag or box.

When you want to cook them, brush with egg wash and bake from frozen and allow an extra 10 minutes of cooking time.

Please note, if your sausages were already frozen before you can not re-freeze them unless the sausage rolls are cooked before freezing.

Easy Sausage Rolls Recipe

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