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Midweek meal: Savour this ultimate sausage roll recipe from Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood's ultimate sausage roll.
Paul Hollywood's ultimate sausage roll.

Who said baking was just about sweet treats? Certainly not Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood.

“I recommend using your favourite sausages to make this ultimate sausage roll, which you serve sliced with chutney and pickles,” he says.

“The addition of Stilton gives it a bit of a kick, but if you prefer you could use less Stilton and cook another onion instead – sprinkle the extra caramelised onion directly on the pastry for extra sweetness before you roll it up.”

Paul Hollywood’s ultimate sausage roll recipe

(Serves 6)

Paul Hollywood sausage recipe
Paul Hollywood’s ultimate sausage roll.

Ingredients

For the rough puff pastry:

  • 225g plain flour, plus extra to dust
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 200g cold unsalted butter, diced
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 180-200ml cold water
  • For the filling:
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 400g sausage meat (or your favourite sausages, skinned)
  • 125g Stilton, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves
  • A pinch of white pepper

To finish:

  • 2 egg yolks, beaten, to glaze
  • 2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

Method

  1. To make the pastry, put the flour, salt and butter into a bowl. Mix the lemon juice with the water and add three-quarters of the liquid to the bowl. Gently stir until the mixture comes together to form a lumpy dough, adding the remaining liquid if required. Don’t knead or work too much – you want lumps of butter through the dough.
  2. Tip the dough on to a floured surface and flatten to a rectangle. Using a rolling pin, roll into a narrow rectangle around 2.5cm thick. Fold one-third of the dough up on itself, then the opposite third down over that, as if folding a business letter. Wrap the pastry in cling-film and chill for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Unwrap the pastry and repeat, rolling the pastry at 90° to the original roll, to a rectangle 40cm x 15cm, then folding as before. Wrap and chill for 20 minutes. Repeat the process twice more, chilling the dough for at least
    20 minutes between folds.
  4. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  5. For the filling, heat the oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat, add the onion and cook for seven to 10 minutes until softened and just turning golden brown. Leave to cool.
  6. In a bowl, mix the sausage meat with the cooled onion, crumbled Stilton, thyme and white pepper. With floured hands, roll the filling into a 20cm-long sausage and wrap tightly in cling-film. Chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Roll out the pastry to a rectangle, 30cm x 20cm, and trim the edges to neaten. Place on the baking tray and chill for 20 minutes. Unwrap the sausage and lay it along the pastry rectangle, 6cm from one edge.
  8. Brush the exposed pastry with beaten egg yolk, leaving the 6cm border clear. Fold the egg-washed pastry over the sausage filling to meet the border and encase the sausage filling. Press the edges firmly together. Press a floured fork firmly along the length of the sealed edge. (You may need to keep dipping the fork in flour to stop it sticking.)
  9. Brush the sausage roll all over with more egg and score the pastry on the diagonal. Chill for 15 minutes. Heat your oven to 210C/Fan 190C/410F/Gas 6½.
  10. Brush the pastry again with egg, all over, then sprinkle with the nigella and sesame seeds. Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden and crisp and the sausage meat is cooked through.
  11. Leave to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with your favourite pickles and chutney

For more midweek meal ideas similar to this Paul Hollywood sausage roll recipe, click here.

Bake: My Best Ever Recipes For The Classics by Paul Hollywood is published by Bloomsbury Publishing, priced £26. Photography by Haarala Hamilton. Available now.


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