It’s much, much cheaper to make Sausage Rolls at home, and we often make a batch or two. A Sausage Roll is nice as a meal on its own with some gravy and salad on the side, and they’re also an inexpensive but convenient food to pack for picnics or road trips.
Sausage Rolls are very easy to make at home. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I just love quick and easy recipes which make delicious foods! This Sausage Rolls recipe is just that with only two ingredients – a Puff Pastry roll and Vienna sausages, or any other kind of sausage that you prefer or have on hand.
The Puff Pastry roll can be purchased for R9.99 each when they go on sale (I prefer to use Today). The Vienna sausages will come to about R2.50 each when packets of Viennas (Enterprise Chicken & Cheese Viennas for example) go on sale as well. The total cost for this recipe is only R27.50 for 7 Sausage Rolls.
If you were to buy that many Sausage Rolls in the shops you would have to pay at least R16.00 per Sausage Roll, spending a total of at least R112.00 (Sausage Rolls do vary in price, as I’m sure you know, depending on where you buy).
1 Puff Pastry Roll
7 Vienna sausages
1 Egg wash
Salt and Pepper to taste
Spray ‘n’ Cook
Defrost the Vienna sausages for 30-45 seconds in the microwave (depending on the strength of your microwave) and set aside. Defrost the Puff Pastry roll just enough so that it can be rolled out easily. I usually use a rolling pin to even and thin out the pastry just a little. Cut 7 pieces across the Puff Pastry. As you only need enough Puff Pastry to roll around each Vienna it would be a good idea to measure against the Viennas or the sausages that you are using and cut accordingly.
Roll each Vienna into a sausage roll. Cut one or two slits on the top of each sausage roll. Spray an oven tray with Spray ‘n’ Cook. Layer the sausage rolls about 3cm apart. Brush each sausage roll with egg wash and season with salt and pepper. Bake at 180 for about 25 minutes. Serve with a side salad. Enjoy hot or cold.
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