To rescue this blog from becoming a primarily political rant I shall now post a recipe that I made on Friday evening. This ended up becoming Friday night dinner and the rest were polished off on Saturday, a testament to the fact that they were delicious.
Measurements are kind of sketchy as I sort of threw in whatever I found in the pantry at first glance. Primarily the flavouring was thyme from the garden as I have loads of it at the moment.
Simple Sausage Rolls
1kg beef sausage mince
Full handful of fresh thyme removed from stems
1 Tbls BBQ spice (I had an old container of this in the cupboard and just tossed it in as an afterthought, it gave them a nice smokiness)
1 cup bread crumbs
4x sheets of store bought puff pastry
1 egg, beaten to make a wash
Mix together first 4 ingredients thoroughly (use your hands but try to let the sausage mince come to room temperature first else it can be painfully cold).
Cut each pastry sheet into two pieces.
Lay the sausage mince in a tubular shape down one edge of the pastry, leaving a gap of about 2 cm.
Egg wash down this side and then roll the pastry over the mince, creating your sausage roll and using the egg wash to stick the ends. Place seam down on a baking tray.
Repeat until all pastry and mince is used.
Egg wash over each sausage roll and bake in a 180C oven until golden brown.
Try to avoid eating for 5 mins or so, you will burn your mouth but it is almost worth it!