Crispy, wholesome and delicious – not exactly the kind of words that come to mind when you think of a regular sausage roll, are they? No, but this is not a regular sausage roll recipe.No, this is a gourmet, home-made sausage roll recipe. Yum!
Generally speaking, it’s enough for me to think about a particular ‘junk food’ a couple of times for the craving to go away. I actually imagine myself eating it, thinking about what is and what may be in it, and realising it’s not really what I want to eat.
Unfortunately, this approach has failed in conquering my most recent junk food obsession: the sausage roll. It’s not because I like sausages, I actually don’t particularly. Unless, of course, they are gourmet or smoked or called names like kielbasa and chorizo… Besides, regular sausage rolls bear little resemblance visually and taste nothing like actual sausages. It’s mainly because I have been craving the buttery flakiness of puff pastry and on two occassions I had leftovers that would make the perfect savoury filling.
Whether it’s leftover Sunday roast, barbecue sausages or mince, this sausage roll recipe is simple and a much healthier alternative to the greasy versions found in food warmers around town, or even in the supermarket freezers. And, …wait for it, these ones actually come in a flavour other than bland.
Because they are home-made, for the most part you know what goes in them and you can control the flavour and texture better. Add some curry powder or sweet chilli sauce to make even more flavoursome variations.