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Sausage Rolls




INGREDIENTS

YIELD 24 sausage rolls
6 pre-rolled puff pastry sheets, halved
1 kg ground sausage
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs or 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1⁄2 cup milk
salt and pepper
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk

DIRECTIONS



Pre-heat your oven to 425 F /220c.
Lay all the sheets of pastry out on your counter top.
In Australia, this pastry comes interleaved with plastic, which you still leave on at this stage.
Mix together the meat, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, milk and salt and pepper.
The mixture will be quite sloppy-this keeps the sausage rolls moist.
Whisk the egg and 2 tablespoons of milk together in a small bowl.
Fill a large piping bag (no nozzle) with the mix and squeeze out a long line of mix down the long edge of the pastry-about 1/2 an inch in from that edge.
Roll up, peeling the plastic away as you roll.
Seal the inner edge with a little of the egg mix.
Cut each of these rolls in half.
I like to make an indent with a sharp knife in the middle of each of these smaller rolls to make them easier to eat.
Prick each roll a couple of times with a fork.
Repeat this until all the pastry and mix is used.
Brush the tops of the rolls with the egg mix.
Place in the oven and cook for 5 minutes.
Reduce the heat to 395F/200c and cook for a further 20 minutes.
Remove to a tray to cool a little before serving them with ketchup or (my favourite) BBQ sauce