Perfect party food – pigless rolls

I have scratched many a pig tummy in my life. I consider this to be my area of expertise and have been known to make pigs fall over with happiness during the scratching session. Therefore, as you can imagine, the thought of a real sausage roll is not on the list of my favourite things.
IMG_4383.JPG A past piggie scratching victim of mine!

My cruelty free sausage rolls have often been made at the request of family and friends – in fact they have many more fans than I do. In just a few, very simple steps, you can make delicious sausage rolls which are perfect finger food for a buffet and ideal for the party season!

All you need is a packet of dried sausage mix and a packet of puff pastry. I use Granose sausage mix and Jus-Roll puff pastry.

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IMG_4375.JPGYou can get ready rolled or a block which you roll out yourself. I treated myself to a ready rolled pack as time is so short at Christmas! You can make your own pastry and this would make you a better person than me.

Method

1. Roll out or take out the pastry and slice into sections. Cut into long strips of around 10cm in width

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2. Make up the sausage mix as per the packet and place spoonfuls on the mix in a line, just off centre, on each strip of pastry. Don’t over fill, as you’ll have trouble closing up the pastry.

IMG_4372.JPG3. Fold the pastry over the top of the sausage mix, pressing shut the two edges with a fork. You can prick the pastry in top for some decoration too if you fancy

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4. Cut into around 8cm individual bites. It doesn’t have to be precise but just make sure they aren’t too small as you’ll end up with sausage bullets!

5. Cook on a baking tray for around 25 mins, or until golden brown. Make sure you give each one a little room as they don’t cook through and rise properly if they are squashed together. They are most delicious eaten warm.

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If you know you are going to a party and don’t know if there will be anything for you to eat – whip up a platter of these lovelies, plant them among the buffet, and I bet everyone will be shovelling them in their mouth they won’t even know they are vegan!

Let me know how you get on!

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