Sage sausage rolls recipe

By Lucy Williams

  1. Makes: 28
  2. 30 minutes to make, 15 minutes to cook, plus chilling
  3. Rating

Serve up these amazing sausage rolls at a Christmas drinks party this year to guarantee happy guests. Perfect for making ahead of time, too, and freezing to avoid last-minute festive panic

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Sage sausage rolls

Ingredients

  1. 500g block puff pastry
  2. Plain flour for dusting
  3. 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten
  4. For the filling:
  5. 450g sausagemeat
  6. 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  7. 50ml real ale
  8. 6 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped, plus 28 small leaves for decorating
  9. Small handful of fresh flatleaf parsley, leaves finely chopped
  10. 1 eating apple, cored and grated

Method

  1. 1. In a big bowl, mix all the filling ingredients together with your hands. Season then chill for 30 minutes.
  2. 2. Cut the pastry in half and roll out each half on a lightly floured surface to a 42cm x 10cm rectangle. Divide the sausagemeat in half, roll each portion into a 42cm log and lay along the middle of each pastry strip. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little beaten egg, then fold over to enclose the sausagemeat, and seal well. Chill for 10 minutes, then, using a sharp knife, cut each log into 14 pieces and place on a baking tray. Brush all over with beaten egg, then top each with a small sage leaf.
  3. 3. Open-freeze, then layer in a freezer-proof container or bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  4. 4. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan200°C/gas 7. Bake from frozen on a baking tray for 15 minutes until puffed, golden and cooked through. Serve warm.

Nutritional info

Per roll: 110kcals, 6.4g fat (2.8g saturated), 1.6g protein, 8.8g carbs, 0.8g sugar, 0.3g salt

Wine Recommendation

Lindauer Brut NV
A fresh and zingy sparkler from New Zealand with a citrus edge.

Why this wine? Serve this sparkling wine with these little beauties (sausage rolls) at a drinks party this Christmas. At under £10 the bubbles stay flowing. Superb!

Canard-Duchêne Brut NV Champagne
They say a bottle of Canard-Duchêne is opened every 15 seconds in France!

Why this wine?

Pushing the boat out needn't feel like such a pinch with this classic Champagne. Spoil your best friends, and do as the French do. Even smelling like Brioche and pastries this is indulgence at it's best this Christmas.

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