Pigs in blankets

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes

Serves: 6


12 gourmet pork chipolatas
8 pitted medjool dates, sliced into thirds
12 rashers smoked streaky bacon, halved
4 tbsp date or maple syrup


1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Pinch, twist and cut the sausages in the centre to make 24 small chipolatas. Wrap a piece of bacon around each sausage and piece of date.

2. Roast, seam-side down, on a baking tray for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway and pouring off any excess liquid, until crisp. Drizzle with the syrup; cook for 3-5 minutes, until caramelised.