So, once again, I’ve proven a lousy blogger, having failed to post anything now for over a month and now hastily rectifying that with two posts in a row. It’s just one of those things! Sometimes work gets in the way and leaves you either no time or no energy to indulge in your hobbies.
Back in June, I proudly began a new job in Local Government which I must admit to enjoying quite a bit! The people are nice, the work is challenging and there are certain perks, such as the occasional work-from-home day. The nice thing about working from home is that I start significantly earlier than I would if I were driving to the office for one hour first… This leaves me no shame in treating myself to an extra tasty lunch!
The last time I worked from home I couldn’t shake that “ooh, I really fancy a PROPER sausage roll” feeling. So, with a little apple, a little sugar, a little spice and a lot of meat, that’s exactly what I went for!
- 500g Puff Pastry (make your own or cheat… I cheated)
- About 8 pork sausages (or, a hefty amount of sausage meat)
- 2 pink lady apples
- 1 egg
- Salt, black pepper, brown sugar
Let’s roll a sausage
1. Pre-heat oven to 190 (fan assisted)
2. Roll out your pastry and divide into four 18x20cm pieces
3. Take two of your sausages and cut out the meat. Discard of the skin, merge the meat to form one meaty slab and lay in the centre of your pastry square
4. Top with a sprinkle of salt and pepper
5. Peel and slice your Pink Lady apples, ensure the tough core of the apple is as far away from you as possible and plays no part in this meaty snack. Neatly lay your apple slices on top of the sausage meat. Top with a generous sprinkle of brown sugar.
6. Beat your egg and then lightly glaze the edges of the pastry. Next, fold it up in a similar way to how you would a burrito- the sides in first, then roll.
7. Repeat this process until you have four, uncooked, hefty looking sausage rolls. Place on a none stick baking sheet (non-stick paper is heavily recommended here) then glaze all over with egg.
8. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until golden and causing your entire home to smell like comfort.
9. Get back to work. Enjoy.
I have vowed for a while now to take a crash course from my Grandmother, the expert, in pastry making. At last, it is GOING to happen. Come Christmas, I hope to be up to a standard that will mean I no longer have to be the pastry cheat that blogs before you! Just in time too, as I have a few festive twists to put on this sausage roll recipe… Until then, enjoy this classic favourite!