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A gold tray topped with puff pastry sausage rolls

Mini sausage rolls

Published: November 2, 2021 at 12:13 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + chilling
  • Easy
  • Makes 16

Serve these ultimate sausage rolls as canapés, snacks or part of a Boxing Day buffet. The homemade rough-puff pastry makes them buttery, flaky and irresistible

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal181
fat13.2g
saturates6.5g
carbs10.5g
sugars2.8g
fibre1.3g
protein4.4g
salt0.5g
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Bake a batch of these mini sausage rolls, then check out our vegan sausage rolls, Rajasthani venison sausage rolls and lamb sausage rolls.

Ingredients

PASTRY

  • 1 tsp English mustard powder
  • 125g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 125g unsalted butter, frozen

FILLING

  • 400g sausagemeat
  • 5 dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 4 sage leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground mace
  • ¼ tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tbsp red onion chutney

FOR THE GLAZE

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp English mustard

Method

  • STEP 1

    To make the pastry, combine the mustard powder, flour and a pinch of fine sea salt in a bowl. Coarsely grate over the frozen butter using a box grater, then mix in with a cutlery knife. Add 75ml of ice-cold water and mix into a dough using your hands. Knead a few times on a floured worksurface just to bring together, but don’t over-knead – you want plenty of stripes of butter left in the dough. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Roll out the chilled dough on a lightly floured worksurface into a 30cm x 15cm rectangle. Fold over the top third to the middle, then fold the bottom third over the first fold. Rotate by 90 degrees, then roll out and fold again as before. Repeat this three times to create layers in the pastry. Wrap and chill until needed – it will keep chilled for two days.

  • STEP 3

    Combine the filling ingredients in a bowl using your hands so that everything is evenly distributed. Season well.

  • STEP 4

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured worksurface into a 40cm x 25cm rectangle, then cut in half lengthways so you have two long strips of pastry. Divide the filling mixture in two, then form into long, thin sausage shapes down the middle of the pastry strips.

  • STEP 5

    Beat together the egg and mustard with a pinch of salt, and brush some of this over the exposed pastry edges. Fold one side of each pastry strip over the filling and press it into the other exposed pastry edge to secure. Crimp to seal using a fork, then cut into 5cm pieces along the length of the long sausage rolls (you should get about 16 mini sausage rolls in total).

  • STEP 6

    Transfer the sausage rolls to a baking tray lined with baking paper, well spaced apart, then brush with more of the glaze and bake for 30 minutes until golden, crisp and flaky.

More sausage roll ideas below:

Rajasthani venison sausage rolls

Posh sausage rolls are on-track to be bar snack of the year. Rajasthan was a traditional game-hunting area of India. The fennel and cardamom-heavy spice mix pairs really well with game meats such as venison.

Rajasthani sausage rolls

Vegan sausage rolls

We think this recipe for homemade vegan sausage rolls is a winner – packed with meaty mushrooms, encased in flaky puff pastry and topped with crunchy poppy seeds.

Homemade Vegan Mushroom Sausage Rolls Recipe

Tear and share sausage roll

Perk up your party buffet with our epic sausage roll and camembert wheel.

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls Recipe with Cheese
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