Christmas Sausage Roll recipe

Christmas Sausage Roll Recipe with Chestnuts and Cranberry Sauce

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Christmas and Holidays, Comfort Food, Recipes
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It’s CHRISTMAS!!!! Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a Christmas sausage roll recipe. Unfortunately, I’ve never really found a decent shop bought Sausage Roll and I’m always left disappointed by the flavourless pappy taste you get left with. The sausage meat is flavourless, the pastry is utterly dry and the whole thing is so overpriced! I find it astonishing that a humble Sausage Roll is one of the first things you buy for that Christmas or Boxing Day buffet but its normally one of the most disappointing.

A sausage roll can be one of the most delicious things to eat on the planet and I’m sick of being deprived of one of my favourite things! So this Christmas I have embarked on a quest to make the ultimate Festive Christmas Sausage Roll recipe and I’ve come up with a bloomin’ good one too! I road tested it on my friend this past weekend and they were a resounding success.

This is not a recipe as such, but more of an assembly job. It wont take you long to prepare and I guarantee they will be better than anything you buy in a packet. You can make these well ahead and freeze them ready for baking. You can even bake from frozen! For an added festive twist, why not shape the Christmas sausage roll into a Wreath shape and decorate with an abundance of Christmas shapes?! This festive Christmas Sausage Rolls recipe can be changed to suit your taste so don’t feel restricted to just Cumberland Sausages. Why not try making these sausage rolls with Lincolnshire sausage topped with Stilton? Or a vegetarian option with potatoes and cheddar? The possibilities are endless!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Looking for other Christmas Recipe Inspiration?

Don’t forget I have a great couple of posts to help you with Christmas Dinner Recipes. Or if you’ve not made your Christmas Cake and you think its too late, think again with my No Mature Christmas Cake recipe. Not forgetting this superb recipe for this Christmas Trifle with Strawberries and Amaretto.

Festive Christmas Sausage Roll Recipe for filled with Cumberland Sausage, Chestnuts and Cranberry Sauce!
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A really easy festive sausage roll recipe which is way better than any ready made sausage roll. Great quality sausage with cranberry sauce and chestnuts make this a really pleasure to eat on its own or as part of a buffet.
Servings Prep Time
30 Little Sausage Rolls 30 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 Little Sausage Rolls 30 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Festive Christmas Sausage Roll Recipe for filled with Cumberland Sausage, Chestnuts and Cranberry Sauce!
Print Recipe
A really easy festive sausage roll recipe which is way better than any ready made sausage roll. Great quality sausage with cranberry sauce and chestnuts make this a really pleasure to eat on its own or as part of a buffet.
Servings Prep Time
30 Little Sausage Rolls 30 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 Little Sausage Rolls 30 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Little Sausage Rolls
Instructions
  1. Remove the skins from the sausages and roast in the oven on 180 degrees C or gas mark 5 for around 20 minutes until a lot of the fat content has rendered out. This is an important step to ensure your cranberry sauce isn't washed out by the fat escaping the sausages when wrapped in pastry. Once roasted, leave to cool completely.
  2. Increase the oven temperature to 200 degrees C or gas mark 6.
  3. Cut your pastry block into two and roll out into one long strip wide enough to wrap around the sausages. You want the pastry to be about as thick as a £1 coin.
  4. With a spoon, spread a thin layer of the cranberry sauce along the length of the pastry. You don't want to spread it right up to the edge or the sausage roll will unravel while baking. With that in mind I would start spreading an inch from the bottom.
  5. Lay the sausages on top of the cranberry sauce ensuring that you leave no gaps between sausages.
  6. Take the chestnuts and push into the sausage meat all the way along the sausage. If they are too big then chop in half.
  7. Carefully pull the pastry over the top of the sausage and seal with a brush of water along the seam. Then crimp the join all the way along the length with a fork. If you're going to freeze these and bake later, this is the point to give them a good wrap in cling film and stick in the freezer.
  8. For a glossy finish on the pastry give the top a good brush with a beaten egg or milk.
  9. You can now bake the sausage roll whole for around 40 minutes you can cut it into smaller party sized sausage rolls. Bake for around 20 minutes for the smaller sized ones but do keep an eye on them to ensure the pastry is cooked perfectly. Add an additional 10 minutes if cooking from frozen.

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