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There’s nothing more comforting than Classic British Sausage Rolls.

Now that the Christmas holiday is right around the corner, I must plan my grocery shops to include all the staples to make my treats and appetizers.

If you are looking for savoury finger food for the holidays or any gathering, these are delicious, easy to make and freeze well.

Let me show you how easy this recipe is to make.

British Sausage Rolls: A Hearty Meal or Snack

The best part is they won’t bust your grocery budget and look like you put lots of effort into them.

British Sausage Rolls are easy to make that you won’t ever buy the frozen version from the grocery store.

Staple In Our Household

This sausage rolls recipe always takes me back to the time of year where they were a staple at almost all parties and social gatherings in our family.

Our house is always busy at Christmas and New Year’s, and everyone who visits asks if I’ve made my sausage rolls. I guess that means they like them.

I need to create many finger food recipes, so there is always something ready for our guests to snack on.

This time of year, we always have guests coming and going, mum making her Christmas cakes, milk toffee and mincemeat pies.

There’s never a dull moment in our household.

Memories Of British Sausage Rolls

Memories of sausage rolls hot out of the oven date back to when I was a young child watching my mum and dad in the kitchen.

My dad’s task was always carving the turkey and making the appetizers, especially for our New Year’s bash (Hogmanay).

I always remember dad making these little bite-size rolls that seem to disappear as soon as they were on the table.

He was so precise in how the sausage rolls had to look and taste, and now I’m the same way.

Continuing The Christmas Tradition

I make these flaky sausage rolls but family-size portions to eat throughout the year, but I add just a bit of heat to give an extra boost for my holiday recipe.

Sometimes I make a puff pastry as my dad did, but there’s nothing wrong with buying frozen puff pastry from the grocery store if you don’t have the time.

It’s inexpensive and will save you time, which many of us don’t have come November and December.

These appetizers are ideal for making ahead and freezing once cooked.

The best part about these little gems is that you will always have something quick to place on a baking sheet to re-heat for guests to enjoy.

How To Make British Sausage Rolls

Classic British Sausage Rolls
How To Make British Sausage Rolls
  • Makes 12 large or 24 small
  • Cook time: 20mins
  • Prep Time 10mins
  • Oven Temp 200oC/390oF

Printable Recipe Below

 
British Sausage Rolls
 
Recipe Type: Appetizers
Cuisine: Sausage Rolls
Author: Nicola Don
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
If you are looking for savoury finger food for the holidays or any gathering these sausage rolls are delicious, easy to make and freeze well. The best part is they won’t bust your budget and look like you put lots of effort into them.
Ingredients
  • 1 packet sausage meat
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet of Tenderflake puff pastry or homemade pastry
  • 1 cup real bacon bits (fry up some bacon 1/2lb and break into bits)
  • 1/4 cup milk or 1 egg whisked for glaze
Instructions
  1. Mix together the sausage meat, spices, and salt until they are well combined
  2. Cook bacon and break into bits
  3. Add bacon to mixture and stir well
  4. Roll out puff pastry until about 1inch thick
  5. Place half of the mixture into the centre of the pastry and spread out slightly
  6. Glaze the outer rim of the pastry with milk then roll up the pastry
  7. Repeat for the other half of the pastry
  8. Cut into size required. Glaze with either egg or milk
  9. Place in the oven.
  10. Once cooked either serve immediately or let them cool.
 
Yield: 24

Easy British Sausage Rolls

British Sausage Rolls 1 wm

British Sausage Rolls are a staple in our home, especially on holidays. Not only are they easy to make they are flaky and delicious.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of sausage meat
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 packet of Tenderflake puff pastry or homemade pastry
  • 1 cup of real bacon bits (fry up some bacon 1/2lb and break into bits)
  • 1/4 cup of milk or 1 egg whisked for glaze

Instructions

      Set the oven to 200 degrees or390oF
    1. Mix the sausage meat, spices, and salt until they are well combined
    2. Cook bacon and break it into bits
    3. Add bacon to mixture and stir well
    4. Roll out the puff pastry until about 1inch thick
    5. Place half of the mixture into the centre of the
      pastry and spread out slightly
    6. Glaze the outer rim of the pastry with milk, then roll
      up the pastry
    7. Repeat for the other half of the pastry
    8. Cut into your preferred size. Glaze with either egg or milk
    9. Place in the oven.until golden brown and the sausage looks cooked
    10. Once cooked, either serve immediately or let them cool

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    Believe me, once these rolls come out, they will be gone in a flash!

    Don’t rush around this holiday; make these ahead of time so you can sit back and enjoy the festivities with your friends and loved ones.

    -Nicola

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    8 Comments

    1. I know this a very old post but I love sausage rolls and the recipe looks simple enough. I have only one question and that is how long do you bake them? Glad to have come across such an interesting site, plenty of great recipes and other helpful information.

    2. Sausage is really perfect for bread! I love your British sausage rolls and I am planning to have these in the weekend for my mother-in-law is visiting us. I am sure she’ll like it Nicola. This recipe is also perfect for Thanksgiving!

    3. If it’s frozen pastry I tend to cook the sausage rolls first, cool then freeze but if your pastry has not already been frozen then definitely make, cut then freeze hope that helps x

    4. We called these pigs in a blanket when I was a kid!!!! Mom used to cook up the small breakfast sausage and wrap each individually for my Dad….he loved them in his lunch at work! I think if I made these for him I’d back off on the cayenne as it doesn’t go well with him…. Thanks for the memories!!!!,

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