Around this time of year, we like to enjoy our homemade sausage rolls straight from the Aga – a scrumptious, appetising snack that gives us warmth and cosy comfort as the winter nights draw in.
Here is our recipe for you to follow. We try and use organic produce wherever possible.
Pork Mince 450g
1 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 tablespoon milk
Ready-made puff pastry
Place your pork mince into a large bowl. Then grate your onion and apple and include in the bowl, mixing all ingredients together with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
On a flat surface, roll out your pastry mix. Top Tip: We like to sprinkle flour to make the pastry easier to transfer. Then add your sausage mix rolled up along one side of the pastry.
Beat your egg and add the tablespoon of milk, then brush this liquid along the side of your sausage mix on the pastry.
Fold the pastry over your sausage mix and seal it by carefully using a knife or fork to flatten the edge. Cut the ends off and discard. Top Tip: If you have any sausage mix left over, you can use the remainder of the pastry to make smaller sized sausage rolls – leaving no waste!
You can now cut your individual sausage rolls to a size of your choosing. We made ours around 2 inches. Place on a baking sheet and then using scissors cut two smalls v shapes on the top of each sausage roll to let steam out.
Use the remainder of your egg and milk mix to brush over the top of each pastry. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes, until they are a golden brown crunchy texture.
Homemade sausage rolls are the perfect party snack, serve them with a sprinkle of parsley or enjoy with a wee dram during the festive season.