Step 1: You will need …
- 380 g bought puff pastry
- 500 g sausage meat
- 1 egg, beaten
- plain flour for dusting
- 1 knife
- 1 wire rack
- 1 spoon
- 1 baking tray
- parchment paper
- 1 pastry brush
Step 2: Preheat the oven
Set the oven to 200ºC (400ºF/ gas mark 6).
Step 3: Prepare the baking tray
Lay a square of parchment paper onto the baking tray, ready for baking.
Step 4: Make the sausage rolls
Sprinkle some flour onto your working surface, unroll the prerolled pastry and place it in the centre. Cut it into large rectangles, roughly 6cm by 7cm and spoon a generous tablespoonful of sausage meat into the centre of the rectangle.
Roll up the pastry and brush the edge lightly with the beaten to seal the pastry to the meat. Continue rolling upwards into a log shaped roll and lightly push down the edges of the pastry - a technique known as crimping. Repeat with the remaining pastry, to make roughly ten sausage rolls.
Step 5: Transfer to the baking tray
Place the sausage rolls onto the baking tray, Make two diagonal incisions into the pastry and brush each of the rolls with the beaten egg.
Step 6: Bake the sausage rolls
Place the tray into the centre of the oven and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove after this time.
Step 7: Cool and serve
Transfer the sausage rolls onto the wire rack and set aside to cool. Serve warm or cold. These are great for parties and buffets.