Borough Market Festive sausage rolls

Hayden Groves

Hayden Groves

19th December 2017

Borough Market Festive sausage rolls

This is the recipe for Borough Markets signature Festive Sausage rolls

Ingredients

  • ⁣⁣90g of streaky dry cured bacon, or pancetta
  • 450g turkey thigh, double minced through a 6mm grinder
  • 450g good quality Cumberland sausage meat
  • 3 heaped tsp dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 3tsp grain mustard
  • 3tsp chopped parsley
  • 2tsp chopped sage
  • Pinch sea salt and twist of pepper
  • 2 tsp cold water
  • 2 strikes of orange zest from a micro plane or fine grater
  • For the pastry:
  • Good quality butter puff pastry rolled into a rectangle of 3mm thickness
  • Egg wash (2 egg yolks, ½ tsp water, pinch of salt)

Method

⁣⁣Grill the bacon until very crispy, chill and finely chop. Mix the sausage ingredients together until they are well combined. Divide in 2 and roll into cylinders, using clingfilm to help make 12 neat, uniform long sausages.
On a floured work surface, roll the pastry out into a big rectangle, about 3mm thick, and cut it lengthways into 2 long, even rectangles. Lay the long sausages carefully on to the puff pastry rectangles, fold the long side of the pastry over, wrapping the filling inside and where the pastry joins, brush with egg wash.
Seal well and crimp the edges, cut to neaten them up if necessary. Rest for 20 mins in the fridge. Brush the sausage rolls generously with the egg wash and mark gently with a knife to decorate.
Bake for 12 mins at 200C and then reduce the oven to 170C for 5 mins. Once they are crisp and golden, allow the sausage rolls to cool on a rack for 15 mins, then trim the ends and cut each sausage roll into 6 even portions.
Excellent warm on their own, or why not enjoy a couple with a glass of something delicious while you decorate the Christmas tree.
ALTERNATIVE: You can add 100g of chopped chestnuts to the mix, or push in some nuggets of a good firm blue cheese before enrobing the sausage meat with the puff pastry.