One of the blogs that I have been following for years now is Conor Bofin’s One Man’s Meat. Conor has an amazing wit, and a similar taste in foods to mine. He recently did a post entitled “The Dreaded Sausage Roll – Another Reason to Hate Christmas.” He made an amazing sausage using pork, fennel and dried apricots, and covered the sausage in puff pastry. This is the dreaded sausage roll.
Inspired by Conor, but being a bit lazy, I decided to try what Conor created but cheated a bit using store bought sausage. I settled on Aidells Roasted Garlic and Gruyere Cheese sausage. Mmmm… Then the idea came to me that I should add to the sausage roll a bit of Gruyere to the roll. Mmmm… Ready to head into the kitchen?
2 sausages – sliced into 4 chunks and then sliced in half
2 sheets of puff pastry
3 1/2 oz. Gruyere, sliced width wise and then in half
First, get your baking pan ready, and set the oven to 350 degrees. Line it with foil and using a small bit of butter, grease the foil.
Set out some parchment paper, unfold the puff pastry, and roll it out a bit to smooth out the creases. Then cut into triangles.
Take a piece of cheese and set it on the large end of the triangle.
Top with a piece of sausage.
Roll from the large end moistening with water to seal.
Bake these for 25-30 minutes. Here they are half way through cooking!
Ready to get your mouth watering? Here they are right out of the oven!
When you remove these from the baking pan, do not forget the crispy cheese pieces! These are really good too! I served this with a bit of Dijon.
So, there you have it! The not dreaded sausage roll and a great appetizer for the holidays!
What do you think Conor? Did I do good? 🙂
Thank you dear reader for taking the time to drop on by and join me in the kitchen! Have a great weekend! Be well! ^..^