Frustratingly my little rogues don’t really ‘do’ sandwiches!! Ridiculous I know but as a result I have just had to get a little bit more creative on the picnic front. Everyone loves a picnic, there is something quintessentially English about them and this is not lost on the ‘pink’ or ‘blue’ one. They adore packing up a basket and heading off on an adventure, the biggest excitement being unravelling the food. A few of their favourite things are homemade sausage rolls, bread sticks wrapped with parma ham and hard boiled quail eggs; perfect picnic food!

Homemade Sausage rolls with apple and parsley

  • 1 apple grated
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley
  • 450 gms of really good quality sausage meat
  • 1 pack of puff pastry
  • Egg wash
  • Sesame seeds and poppy seeds to decorate
  1. Mix the grated apple, parsley and sausagemeat together.
  2. Flour a work surface and with a rolling pin, roll out the puff pastry till it is about 2 to 3 mm thick. Make a long sausage shape with the meat mix and and pull the pastry over tightly using the egg wash to seal the seam, fork the edges and brush the top with more egg wash, scatter with poppy seeds and sesame seeds and cut into desired shape.
  3. Place on some baking paper on a baking sheet in a hot oven and cook for 20 minutes or until golden on top and the pastry and sausagemeat has been thoroughly cooked through.

Once cooled the sausage rolls can be frozen but they are far more delicious eaten fresh!

Written by the wonderful Joanna Preston of Larder Saga. Check it out for other scrumptious ideas!

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