This recipe is an easy way to make 6 sausages go a long way, in fact the two giant sausage rolls that I made were our dinner for 2 nights. The key is to use good quality sausages, the ones I used were 97% meat, and to season the mixture well or use flavoured sausages.
I was able to purchase sausages from a supermarket premium range for 75p reduced for a quick sale, and the puff pastry was also similarly reduced so I bought that for 30p. Both items were purchased an hour before the supermarket closed and had been reduced earlier in the day but were reduced further as it was close to closing time. Hurrah!
Giant Sausage RollsServes 8 - 10
500g sausage meat
1 large or 2 small carrots, grated
1 large courgette, grated then moisture squeezed out
If you aren't using flavoured sausages then add:
2 spring onions, white and green parts, finely chopped
2 tsp mixed herbs
2 tsp mild or wholegrain mustard
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
milk for glazing
Preheat your oven to 210C/190C Fan. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together until fully combined. Lay out the pastry sheet and spread the sausage meat filling in a line down the middle lengthwise taking up a little less than a third of the width. Moisten the edges of the pastry with a little water then fold them over the filling, crimp gently with a fork to seal.
Turn the sausage roll over so the join is underneath then cut slashes every inch or so along the top. If the sausage roll is too long to easily fit on your oven tray cut it in half an put the halves side by side on the oven tray as we did. Brush over some milk which will give the pastry a lovely golden glaze in the oven. Bake in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes until golden and cooked through. Serve hot or cold.
I am entering this recipe into Credit Crunch Munch as it is a great way to make sausages stretch to more than one meal. Credit Crunch Munch is a monthly recipe blog hop for frugal, thrifty and money conscious recipes which was created by Helen and Camilla. Delicieux is hosting this month.
I am also submitting these muffins to a new blog challenge called Four Seasons Food which has been created, and is hosted by, Delicieux and Chezfoti. The theme is Picnic Food and Outdoor Nibbles. This Giant Sausage Roll would be a fab addition to a picnic hamper for lunch or packed lunches. I'm sure it will be appearing in our allotment picnic hamper very soon.