The big 3, oh, oh has fast been sweeping through my circle of friends and the brilliant upside of this is the excuse to celebrate. Last weekend we went on the train up to Scotland for the wonderful Molly’s birthday. With a fridge full of food I got completely over excited by the picnic potential before my eyes. As luck would have it I had both puff pastry (from the artichoke and chorizo tart) and a couple of sausages which to me obviously screams out sausage rolls – I think these might have been the highlight of the picnic, Jof seems to want one for his birthday present. Here’s the recipe:
200g puff pastry sheet
2 sausages (approx 200g and I used Cumberland)
1/2 small onion
4 thyme sprigs
Dijon or Wholegrain Mustard
Preheat the oven to 200c. Lay out the puff pastry sheet and cut into two long pieces.
Remove the sausage from it’s casing and place in a bowl. Dice the onion and mix (with your hands) into the sausage with the thyme leaves and some seasoning. Spread the mustard down the middle of the pastry strips (I did one of each mustard) and then place the sausage filling on top.
Roll up, cut each into about 5 mini sausage rolls or 2 for larger ones. Make a few slashes on the top and bake* (you could glaze them with a little egg wash here, but I didn’t have any eggs) for 20-25 minutes until golden.
*I made them on Thursday and re-heated them on Friday morning wrapped in foil for about 15 minutes. But you could prepare them the day before, cover in cling and then bake them the morning of your picnic, wrap in foil and they should stay warm.