Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hot sausage rolls

Here's the recipe - or rather - here's how to make sausage rolls - an essential part of a truly British Christmas  :)

I make these every year for a get-together with my Danish girlfriends and all our kids. We meet in the afternoon about 3pm (school finishes at 2pm) and make Christmas decorations - an essential part of a truly Danish Christmas  :)  We chat, eat various Christmas goodies like æbleskiver (Danish Christmas donuts), pebernødder (tiny, round, spicy cookies), vanillekranse (vanilla biscuits formed like wreaths). And drink lots of coffee, juice and gløgg (hot mulled wine).

You'll need:
  • sausagemeat
  • salt n' pepper
  • dried thyme, if you happen to have it
  • readymade puff pastry
  • egg yolk for glazing
Before you start, remember to put on some Christmas music!  ;)  Mix the sausagemeat with salt, pepper and a bit of dried thyme if you happen to have some. You can also add in any other herbs you like. Roll out the puff pastry (ours come in small rectangular 'sheets', so no rolling required). Glaze the bottom edge with a bit of egg yolk. Spread a bit of sausagemeat one third of the way down. Fold over the pastry, so the meat is now hidden, and squeeze the edges together. Use a fork to make it look pretty ;)


Now glaze the whole of the top of the pastry. Cut into individual 'rolls' about 5cm (2 inches) wide and use a pair of scissors to make three small cuts in the top of each roll. Something to do with the Three Wise Men. Apparently...



Bake in a preheated hot oven - 225c or 425f - for about 20 minutes. They should come out all puffed up and golden brown. Leave to cool slightly then serve with...ketchup! ;)


Bon appétit and happy Saturday! :)

2 comments:

Krista said...

I made this for the second time this past weekend (first was over Christmas). Our sausage must be very fatty because both times the smoke alarm has gone off when I open the oven ;) Dh loves when I make these though - they are so much better than the store-bought ones.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

DianeDenmark said...

Hi K! At least the family will know when to turn up at the dinner table? ;D