It’s Sausage Roll time again!
I’m not sure why but I only seem to make these at Christmastime when what I should be doing is making them CONSTANTLY and eating nothing but them right throughout the year. They are that good! I’ve made several batches as they have been requested and I find it best to make a larger amount in one go because any that I don’t cook and eat straight away can be frozen until I need them.
Try these, even if it’s only to get the smell of them cooking wafting throughout the house!
The quantities make approximately 100 sausage rolls. Now that may seem like a huge amount but in fact it’s not. I cut mine in to individual rolls about half an inch wide because they cook better and are easier to eat. But believe me it is very possible to eat ten of these in one go and not even notice.
Prep time – 30 minutes
Cooking time – 30 Mins
1 large Golden onion
450g good quality Sausage Meat
Large pinch of ground coriander
2 teaspoons of fennel seeds slightly ground/crushed in a pestle and mortar)
6 large fresh sage leaves
75g of white breadcrumbs (I used mine frozen straight from the freezer)
1kg of shop bought Puff Pastry (believe me this is fine but make your own if you feel the need)
Salt & Pepper
Several large pinches of Sesame & Poppy seeds for sprinkling
Let’s Begin –
Heat the oven to 200c
Place the onion, sausage meat, coriander, fennel seeds, sage leaves, breadcrumbs, 1 egg and some salt and pepper in to the large bowl of a food processor and whiz it up until it is all combined. If you do not have this piece of equipment then chop the onion and sage leaves in to very small pieces and combine with the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix it all together with your hands. Really get stuck in there!
Set to one side.
Roll out your pastry on a floured surface. If it comes in 500g blocks roll out one at a time.
Each 500g of pasty should be rolled in to a piece that is approximately 24 inches long and 7 inches wide. Then cut this length in half right down the middle.
We’re now ready to begin assembling our Sausage Rolls.
Split the Sausage Meat mixture in to four portions and place one portion right down the middle of the pastry. Favour one edge slightly as you’ll be wrapping it up in a moment.
Pull one side of the pastry up and over the sausage meat and push together with the pastry on the other side of the meat mixture.
Seal it all in with a fork.
Give the pastry a wash with the other egg.
And sprinkle a mixture of Sesame and Poppy seeds all over the egg so that it sticks to the pastry.
Cut each length of sausage filled pastry in to approx twenty five pieces.
At this point if you want to freeze the Sausage Rolls then place them uncooked on to a tray and freeze them. When they are frozen you can transfer them in to a bag as a tray takes up quite a bit of space in the freezer. Defrost for an hour or so before cooking.
If you do not wish to freeze them but bake them immediately then place them on to a lined baking tray and cook for between twenty and twenty five mins, turning once, until they are a shade beyond golden brown.
These Sausage Rolls are a bit of a hit in my family and I’m really fond of them myself. Personally I have made batches for my myself for this weekend and I’ll be making more for friends and for all over the festive season. I’m also about to have several more with a cup of tea. So if you see a human sized Sausage Roll wandering the streets in January that would be me.
I’ve simply eaten too many!
Thank you so much for reading today. Back next time with more Christmas food ideas and scenes from my Christmas Home and Table.
yum. want one please! x
OH WOW!!!!!!!! I am making these this week!!! And I will probably eat all 100 of them myself 🙂 And the best part is sausage rolls are on my Cook List so it’s a double whammy, always wanted to make some!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
oh heavens! something else on the baking list! they look scrumptious thanks
Thanks, they look great. Will get my husband to make these on xmas eve, as he likes to make the sausage rolls and can’t wait to see your home at xmas xx
Ooo I could just eat one now…but sadly still at work :0(
They look absolutely delicious! Just the photographs alone make me crave them.
Marilyn (in Dallas)
They look delicious. I have a similar recipe but mix the sausage meat with caramelised onion chutney straight from the jar – truly scrumptious!
Oh no just had food delivery and now freezer is full to bursting. Oh well maybe I’ll have to make them anyway and eat them all myself. One hundred sausage rolls here I come …..
What a fun holiday treat! I’m trying to thing what would be good inside for a vegetarian version along side because the idea of using puff pastry like this is brilliant.
They look amazing Cherry! xxx
will be makinf=g those soon…and cannot wait to see christmas home and table xx
making…looks like a swearword…sorry…..lol
Cherry, you are such an inspiration! These sausage rolls would be a HUGE hit at my house!
I continue to rejoice with you in the improved health of your husband, and the continued growth of those beautiful children. Our twin daughters will be 37 years on this Friday, the 23rd.
Merry Christmas to you!
Lovely Cherry: Looks delicious and not too difficult to make! I have a question, well two: the sausage meat is raw and it cooks in the oven? And It doesn’t get out from the pastry when is in the oven?
I love the idea of the poppy seed on these!
Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum. Mde them last year and they Really are Good.
Jaqueline apologising for accidently typing a swear word is what sets your blog and your readers apart Cherry. So refreshing but you attract it. Lovely sausage rolls I made them last time you showed us this recipe. Will we hear from you again before Christmas ? You must be terribly busy.
It’s like one continual bake-fest at your place Cherry! These look amazing – I can almost smell them already! I was trying to avoid going to the supermarket again before Xmas as I really only have to pick up the turkey and buy some veg from the greengrocers, but I may now have to pop in for some pastry and poppy seeds!
Thanks for another mouth-watering recipe,
Take care, Bex.x
Once again where can I buy them. These look great but not only do I not craft, I haven’t got time to bake either. I love your blog and all you do but I just want to buy it. There must be other people out there like me. Helloooooo
Cherry – I had to tell you – I made these yesterday evening and they are gorgeous! I have a stash in the freezer, although I don’t think they will be there for very long, because as you said, 3 or 4 disappear at a time. These will definitely be making future appearances in our kitchen. I’m baking Pistachio and cranberry biscotti as I type and then on to your cranberry and white chocolate cookies. I’ll let you know in the near year how it all goes down!
Hope you’re having a lovely Christmas Eve.
Made these sausage rolls today, not only do they taste good, they look pretty special too, thanks for the recipe. Have a great Christmas!
These are simply divine! A huge hit with the family and I’m now about to make them for a friend’s baby shower. 🙂
I made these today and they are truely a winner. Will definately be making for the Queen’s Jubiliee as they are the perfect addition to a very British street party!
so happy you have shared this recipe again. This is without doubt the best sausage roll recipe I’ve ever tried and make it each year. Thank you! x
That is so kind of you! Thank you so very much. Cx