Turn your favourite sausages into these delicious homemade sausage rolls with a little ready made pastry. A simple, and quick lunch or dinnertime treat.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: dinner, sausage
250gready-made puff pastry
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.