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An easy homemade version of a classic bakery treat. This recipe is perfect for a picnic or a satisfying packed lunch.
This is a Full Time: Get Cooking with Marcus and Tom recipe. Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford and chef Tom Kerridge have created the campaign as part of #EndChildFoodPoverty to get families across the country cooking nutritious, low-cost meals.
8 reduced-fat pork sausages
4 button mushrooms (optional)
1 medium potato
1 tbsp of mustard
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 packet of ready rolled light puff pastry
A splash of milk
Salt and pepper
Curry powder (optional)
Brown sauce, to serve (optional)
1. Put the oven on at 200°C. Start by slicing one end off each sausage. Next, squeeze out the meat from within the sausage skin into a bowl.
2. Peel the onion, keeping it whole, and grate it. Then roughly grate the mushrooms and the potato. Add this all to a large bowl, along with the sausage meat, mustard, ketchup and a bit of salt and pepper. Give it a good mix.
3. Unroll the puff pastry onto a clean flat surface, leaving the greaseproof paper underneath, so that the short side is closest to you. Spoon the sausage meat onto the pastry, leaving a gap at the bottom, and shape it into a long sausage shape that reaches the entire width of the pastry.
4. Starting from the bottom, pull the pastry up and over the sausage meat to join the pastry on the other side. Using a pastry brush or your fingers, brush the join with a little milk and push it down with your finger to seal. Brush the remaining pastry with a little more milk and continue to roll the sausage over until all the pastry is wrapped around. Finally, brush the edge of the pastry with milk to seal.
5. Trim the greaseproof paper with a knife and place the sausage roll on a baking tray. Brush the top of the sausage roll with a bit more milk and gently cut a row of small lines along the length of the pastry, sprinkling a little curry powder on top.
6. Bake in the hot oven for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown and the sausage meat is cooked through. Take the sausage roll out of the oven and let it stand for a few minutes before slicing up. Serve with a dollop of brown sauce and tuck in!
This recipe was first published in August 2021.