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Sausage rolls

These tasty sausage rolls with a pork sausage and cranberry filling are perfect for party buffets and picnics or in kids’ lunchboxes as a lunchtime treat.
Makes: 12
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Skill level: Bit of effort
Costs:Mid-price

 

Ingredients

 

    • 1 sheet (from a 425g pack of 2) ready-rolled puff pastry

 

    • 400g (14oz) good-quality pork sausages

 

    • 30g (1oz) dried cranberries, chopped

 

    • Grated zest of 1 small orange

 

    • 2tsp fresh thyme leaves

 

    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

    • 1 medium egg, beaten

 

    • About 2tsp fennel seeds, cumin seeds or sesame seeds, or a mixture of seeds

 

 

Method

 

 

    1. Set the oven to gas mark 6 or 200°C.

 

    1. Unroll the pastry on to a lightly floured surface and roll it out to a rectangle about 35 x 25cm (14 x 10in).

 

    1. Cut it in half to give 2 long pieces.

 

    1. Slit the skin of the sausages, peel it off and put the meat in a bowl with the cranberries, orange zest, thyme leaves and a little seasoning.

 

    1. Mix well, then make 2 long sausages from the mixture and place each one down the middle of the 2 strips of pastry.

 

    1. Brush one of the long edges with egg.

 

    1. Bring the other pastry edge over the filling and make into a cylinder.

 

    1. Press edges together well, then “knock up” edges, and decorate with a fork.

 

    1. Cut into 6 rolls.

 

    1. Do the same with the other piece of pastry and filling.

 

    1. Put the rolls on to a large baking sheet, score the tops, brush with egg and sprinkle with seeds

 

    1. Bake for 20-25 mins, until golden brown.

 

    1. Serve warm or cool before packing up for your picnic.

 

 

Nutritional information per portion

 

 

fat 11.0g saturates 4.5g calories 162(kcal)

 

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.