Juliet's Jubilee Bakes - sausage rolls ⏲
As we begin a week of Jubilee celebrations, Juliet Sear is back with another Jubilee Bake perfect for your street party. A tasty savoury sausage roll. Juliet’s in Scotland and the beautiful village of Ballater near Balmoral popping into Deeside Deli which holds the Royal Warrant for supplying the Queen.
Whilst on her journey today, she’ll be trying some rather Royal activities - including fly fishing for Salmon in the river Dee before cooking up a sumptuous veggie sausage roll which will take pride of place on your garden party table.
Veggie sausage Rolls
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 medium white onion, finely chopped (approximately 175g)
1 garlic clove, crushed
100g dried white breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage
1 tsp white pepper
½ tsp salt
1.5 tbsp tomato paste
700g sausage meat (veggie or regular)
1 x 500g block puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C fan and line a large baking sheet with non-stick baking paper.
2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently soften the onion until translucent for about 12 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a further few minutes. Allow to cool.
3. Place the breadcrumbs, thyme, sage, tomato paste and seasoning into a large bowl.
4. Add the cooked onion and garlic, stir well to combine, then add the sausage meat to the crumb mixture; mix well (use your hands to mix it all together well and distribute everything.)
5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to a 30cm x 35cm rectangle and place onto the baking tray. Cut away a length of pastry (approximately 4cm) to use for the letters. Set aside onto the floured surface while you assemble the sausage roll.
6. Place the sausage filling onto the surface next to the pastry and make a sausage shape that is the length of the longest part of the pastry, line up by eye to check, then place this onto the pastry.
7. Place the sausage mixture onto one side of the pastry – along the longer side – leaving a space of about 5cm along the side. Brush egg over the strip of pastry, then fold the rest of the pastry over the filling and press gently over to seal, then seal the pastry edge by crimping and pinching small sections with your thumb and finger. If liked, cut the ends off with a serrated knife to neaten either side.
8. Cut out the lettering (I choose Jubilee 2022) using letter cutters. Dipping the cutters in flour and using a lolly stick to push the pastry out makes the job a little easier.
9. Brush the sausage roll with egg wash. Attach the letters and gently glaze over with more egg wash. If you want the letters to be even, use a piece of string as a guide lined up in a straight line across the sausage roll. Attach the letters, adjusting as necessary then remove the string.
10. Bake for approximately 45-50 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and dark golden and the filling is completely cooked through.
11. Decorate - using sparklers/mini flags or whatever you fancy!