A gold tray topped with puff pastry sausage rolls

Mini sausage rolls

  • makes 16
  • Easy

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

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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

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Ingredients

PASTRY

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

FILLING

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

FOR THE GLAZE

  • egg 1, beaten
  • English mustard 1 tsp

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.


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.


Tear and share sausage roll

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 181
  • Fat 13.2g
  • Saturates 6.5g
  • Carbs 10.5g
  • Sugars 2.8g
  • Fibre 1.3g
  • Protein 4.4g
  • Salt 0.5g
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