Nothing says PARTY like a sausage roll. There's something about meat wrapped in pastry that gets people excited. Why not bring out a batch of home made sausage rolls at your next house warming, baby shower, picnic, or afternoon tea?
You can use any sort of mince that you have on hand. Pork, lamb, beef – they all work. You can also adjust the seasoning to suit – think lamb and rosemary, beef and horseradish, pork and fennel.
Below is your base recipe – make it your own with your spices or fresh herbs. Click here to view a good website that outlines some of the most popular combinations of meat and spice.
500g mince 1 onion 1 carrot 1 stick celery Salt and pepper 3 sheets of puff pastry
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line three trays with baking paper. Take the pastry and place onto the trays to thaw out a little.
Finely slice the onion, grate the carrot, and finely chop the celery.
Place this, along with the mince and seasoning into a mixing bowl and mix together.
Cut your sheets of pastry in half and place some of the meat mixture down the centre of each rectangle.
Take your egg and beat it lightly. Use a pastry brush to paint egg down one side of the pastry. Pull the other side over the mixture and bring the roll together. Cut in half and place seam down onto your trays, not too close together.
Use the leftover egg to brush the tops to make them golden. Bake for 40 minutes or until crisp.