Diamond Jubilee Special: Sausage Rolls

I’d never even heard of a sausage roll before I came to the UK. It seems in this country you could wrap anything in pastry, bake it, slap a name on it and people will love it. I’ve never seen so many pies, pastries and pasties in all my life.

It only felt right, then, to have a quintessentially British snack to add to the list of Diamond Jubilee party foods. This one will work great at any occasion–picnic, street party (what a fabulous concept the street party it, another typically British thing), barbecue, etc. Everyone loves a good sausage roll, even vegans!

Makes 6 sausage rolls
6 vegan sausages (I used Linda McCartney brand)
1 sheet of Jus Rol puff pastry, defrosted

Pre-heat oven to 200ºC. Roll the sausages in the puff pastry, cut the pastry as needed and tuck in the sausages, making sure they are well wrapped so the pastry won’t loosen up. Bake until golden (approx. 25 mins).

Ta-da! Who knew it could be so simple? I guess you could mash up the sausages and mix them with some onion as seems to be more traditional with sausage rolls, but I thought I’d make this recipes super simple. In a way, they’re almost like a toad-in-the-hole. 

I enjoyed these with some ketchup. Look at the tiny pot my mum bought for me!

— Clem

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