Homemade Scottish Sausage Rolls

Ingredients

  • one package puff pastry
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • water
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp coriander (dried, ground) do not use fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs (see my prior post on how to make your own )
  • 1 slightly beaten egg white, to brush pastry

Oven temperature 400º F (200º C)

Make the sausage meat

In a large bowl, mix together the salt with all the spices and breadcrumbs.

Add the ground beef, and about 1/2 cup of water. Using your hands, mix all the ingredients together until it has a meatloaf texture, adding water as needed. The sausage should hold together when squeezed, without being too wet.

Prepare the sausage rolls

Next, place the puff pastry on a clean counter, mat or board and cut into rectangular(ish) pieces, they don’t need to be exact, depending on the size of the rolls you want to make; from cocktail size to “man” size. Alternatively, you can make a long roll, and cut into the size desired.

Shape some meat into logs, and place close to one end of the pastry, but don’t put too much meat or they will burst open when baking.

With your finger, lightly dampen one of the edges with a little water, seal shut, then crimp with a fork, as shown .

Place on a lined (silicone sheet, aluminum foil or parchment paper) edged baking tray. Make three or four small cuts in the top of the pastry, and brush with a little beaten egg white.

Bake the sausage rolls

Finally, bake sausage rolls in preheated 400º F oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Scottish sausage rolls are wonderful served hot, right out of the oven, with HP Sauce.

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