Sausage Plait Recipe with Fennel

Fennel-spiced sausage plait

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This fennel-spiced sausage plait is a grown-up take on everyone's favourite picnic snack. Made with an added kick of chilli and mustard with a crunch of sesame, this makes for a comforting midweek meal



  • good herby or pork sausages 6, skinned
  • fennel seeds 1 tsp, toasted and crushed
  • chilli flakes a pinch (optional)
  • flat-leaf parsley a handful, finely chopped
  • puff pastry 1 x 350g sheet
  • wholegrain mustard or red onion chutney 1 tbsp
  • egg 1, beaten
  • sesame or poppy seeds to finish
  • watercress to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the sausagemeat with the spices and parsley. Unroll the pastry, and lay it on a baking sheet. Brush the middle, lengthways, with mustard or chutney. Form the sausage mix into a big sausage and lay it on top.

  • Step 2

    Make diagonal cuts, 1-2 cm apart, in the pastry either side of the sausage, then bring the strips up and over the top alternately to make a plait.

  • Step 3

    Brush with egg and scatter with seeds. Bake for 25-30 minutes until puffed and golden. Serve with watercress.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 611
  • Fat 42.7g
  • Saturates 17.7g
  • Carbs 39.6g
  • Fibre 0.1g
  • Protein 17g