sausage rolls
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Sausage rolls

Turn your favourite sausages into these delicious homemade sausage rolls with a little ready made pastry. A simple, and quick lunch or dinnertime treat.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Keyword: dinner, sausage
Servings: 4
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 6 sausages
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 250 g ready-made puff pastry
  • 1 egg

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180C/170C Fan/350F and line two baking trays with baking paper.

    Cook the onion

    • Finely chop the onion, and then fry over a medium heat for 5-10 minutes until it has softened and turned golden brown. Set aside to cool.

    Prepare the sausage mixture

    • Use a sharp knife to slice down the side of the sausages and squeeze all the meat out and pop it in a mixing bowl.
    • Add the breadcrumbs and cooled onions and give everything a good mix. The easiest way to do this is with your hands, but you can use wooden spoons if you prefer not to get messy.

    Make the sausage rolls

    • Dust your work surface with a little flour then roll out the pastry into a large rectangle until it is about half a cm think (or the thickness of a pound coin). Cut it down the middle(lengthways) so you have two long think rectangles.
    • Using your hands, shape the sausage mixture into two long sausage shapes and lay them down the middle of your pastry rectangles.
    • Break the egg into a little dish, add a splash of milk and give it a quick mix. Brush the pastry with the egg then fold one side of the pastry over the top, enclosing the sausage mixture in the middle.
    • Seal the pastry shut with your fingers.

    Bake the sausage rolls

    • Cut each length of sausage roll into 6 (or to whatever size you prefer) and transfer to your baking tray. Brush the top of each sausage roll with the remaining egg mixture.
    • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. They’re ready when the pastry has puffed up, they’re golden brown and the sausage meat is bubbling.
    • Serve with baked beans, salad or vegetables.