Picnic Perfect Sausage Roll Recipe

With summer finally having made an appearance in England it’s picnic weather – and nothing says picnic like sausage rolls! 
Never a family to say no to some baking mum and I decided to try our hand at making her famous sausage rolls and oohhh these bad boys are good!

You’l need:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry (ain’t no one got time to make that!)
  • 250g good quality sausage meat
  • 3 fresh sage leaves
  • A good handful of parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 small egg, beaten
Mix your sausage meat, sage leaves, parsley and onion in a bowl. 

Roll your puff pastry sheet out and then arrange your sausage meat along the short side of the pastry, about 5cm in, in a sausage shape.

Fold the pastry over the sausage meat and push it down gently to seal.

Cut the pastry about 2cm after the sausage meat ends. Using the back of a fork, press down on the pastry to seal it.

You can make your sausage rolls as large or as small as you like, but as we were making little taster rolls for dad’s office, we made ours quite small.

Pop them on a baking sheet and using a sharp knife score them twice across the top.

Then brush them with the beaten egg.

Leave them to rest in the fridge for a couple of hours before baking them. Handy tip: you can freeze them at this point so that the next time the British weather decides to be delightful and surprise us, you’ve got sausage rolls ready to be baked for any picnics that crop up.

Once they’ve rested, bake them for between 35-40 minutes until golden brown on the top.

Simple and frankly deeelicious – and you know exactly what’s in them.

A real picnic winner! Do you have any other picnic favourites?

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  • AdventureHan

    YUM! Reminds me of christmas as I always make sausage rolls with my Mum ๐Ÿ™‚ X

  • Looks super yummy! I just got a baking sheet that fits my tiny oven so Im going yo try a make pastys for dinner tonight – very similar to sausage roles ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I can also make a damn good sausage roll…they're so easy but everyone goes wild over them!
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

  • I love sausage rolls, bit of a guilty pleasure but perfect for picnics

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • I love a good sausage roll. Especially when the pastry is perfectly golden. xx

  • I absolutely love sausage rolls…. need…. want…. need… want!!! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

  • They're so great to make aren't they?! X

  • Ahhh – how were they? Tasty? X

  • So simple, aren't they, Angie? Sometimes simple is the best though! X

  • Ohhh yeah – definitely a guilty pleasure – but oh so worth it! X

  • You're so right – nice and crisp on the outside is just perfection! x

  • I'll make them for you one day lovely ๐Ÿ˜‰ xxxx

  • I love sausage rolls- they're so simple but such a crowd pleaser. I've got a recipe for a sausage roll plait if you ever feel like getting a bit fancy hahaha

  • steve.r hudson

    Awfully good I thought, colleagues at the office were rapturous.

  • OOOOOH that's so fancy!

  • Very glad to hear it! And we bought ingredients to make more today ๐Ÿ™‚

  • steve.r hudson

    Ace, hope there's some for the office?

  • I'm sure there will be!