Make this fennel-spiced sausage plait, then check out our easy sausage rolls, lamb sausage rolls and vegan sausage rolls.


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


  • 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.

Check out our other sausage recipes here

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