Cheese, chutney and chipolata pinwheels

  • for 4 people
  • Ready in about 20 minutes
  • Easy
This sausage and cheese combo made with the the three Cs - Cumberland chipolatas, Cheddar and chutney - is brilliant, and so easy to make.

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12 Cumberland chipolata sausages
1 tbsp olive oil
4 slices fresh white bloomer bread
Butter, softened, for spreading
8 slices mature Cheddar
Few fresh thyme sprigs, to garnish
4 tbsp chutney (we like Mrs Ball’s, from Sainsbury’s), to serve


1. Keeping the chipolatas attached, lay them out in a long line, like a train. Snip them into 4 smaller trains of 3 chipolatas each. Take 1 pile and twirl the chipolatas round and into a pinwheel. Use 1-2 toothpicks to fix in place and repeat with the rest of the chipolatas to give 4 pinwheels.
2. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chipolata pinwheels and cook for about 5 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Remove and discard the toothpicks.
3. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to medium-high. Put the bread on a baking sheet and grill for about 1 minute or until toasted. Turn the bread over, spread each slice with butter and place a pinwheel on each. Layer the cheese on top and pop back under the grill for 1 minute, until the cheese begins to melt. Garnish with the thyme and serve with a dollop of chutney.

  • You’ll need toothpicks to secure the chipolata pinwheels in place.

From March 2007

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