Puff-Pastry Sausage Rolls


Posted: September 20

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Whether you need a delicious appetizer for dinner or a quick afternoon snack, this Puff-Pastry Sausage Rolls recipe is perfect! This savory dish is filled with juicy pork sausage, wrapped in light and airy puff pastry, topped with sesame seeds! There is so much flavor packed into one little roll!


Ingredients

• 1 sheet pre-made puff pastry • 1 pound prepared pork sausage • 1 egg • sesame seeds, optional

Directions

Step 1

To begin, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch in thickness.

Step 3

Using a sharp knife, cut the sheet in half lengthways.

Step 4

Remove the casings from the sausages and divide the meat into two. Shape each half of the meat into a long sausage.

Step 5

Place the sausage meat about 2/3 of the way along the center of each pastry strip. It should reach the pastry from end to end.

Step 6

Beat 1 egg in a small bowl - then, using a pastry brush, cover the large side of the exposed pastry.

Step 7

Roll the pastry around the sausage meat, starting with the unwashed smaller top section, wrapping it tightly around the meat.

Step 8

Keep rolling until the meat is completely sealed. Wet your finger, then press gently along the pastry seam.

Step 9

Make shallow diagonal slashes down the whole of each roll, using a sharp knife.

Step 10

Using the same knife, cut the end of each roll if needed.

Step 11

Then, cut each roll into 2 and place the 4 rolls next to one another on the board. When using the knife, saw rather than cut to avoid squashing the rolls.

Step 12

Wipe down the knife and cut the 4 rolls into 3 equal pieces, wiping the knife between each cut.

Step 13

Transfer the rolls to a lined baking tray, seam side down, leaving a good amount of space between them to allow room for expansion.

Step 14

Egg wash the top and sides of each roll generously, then sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Do not wash the sausage meat or exposed ends.

Step 15

For 15 minutes, bake until golden brown. Let cool before serving.