These are so quick and easy to make, they taste great and because you can cook them from frozen – it is very handy to have a stock of them in the freezer.
Makes 24 small sausage rolls
- 400g/14oz sausage mince
- 2 tablespoons store-bought breadcrumbs or fresh breadcrumbs (very fine)
- 1 tablespoon/20mls Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon/20mls tomato sauce (ketchup)
- 1 egg
- 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
Place the mince, breadcrumbs and sauces in a large bowl. Break the egg into a cup and beat with a fork then pour half of it with the mince (you’ll use the remaining egg to brush over the pastry). Stir well to combine.
Divide the mixture into four portions then form then into logs, the same length as the pastry sheets. Cut each sheet of pastry into two rectangles. Place one log of saucsage filling along the edge of one of the pieces of pastry then roll to form a long pastry-covered sausage. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling.
Use a sharp knife to cut each log into six sausage rolls then place them on a tray lined with baking paper with the pastry seam facing down. Brush the top of each sausage roll with beaten egg.
FREEZE: ‘Flash freeze’ the sausage rolls on a tray lined with baking paper then transfer to a freezer bag or plastic container.
DEFROST: In the fridge, or you could cook these from frozen.
For defrosted sausage rolls: bake in 180C/350F/Gas 4 oven for about 30 minutes.
For frozen sausage rolls: bake in 180C/350F/Gas 4 oven for 45-50 minutes, or until cooked through (cover with foil if the pastry is browning too quickly).
This recipe is from Frost Bite (Freezer Recipes for Toddlers and Teenagers) by Susan Austin