Easy sausage rolls

You will need:

  • 2 sheets frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, partially thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 hand-made sausages – beef, lamb or pork
  • Tomato sauce or chutney, to serve

What to do:

  • Get your sausages out of the fridge before you start and thaw the pastry sheets if frozen.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Put the pastry sheets on your workbench and cut each sheet into four squares.
  • Working with one square at a time, brush one edge with egg.
  • Spread one tablespoon of your favourite chutney or onion jam over pastry. Top with one sausage.
  • Roll up pastry to enclose sausage, with egg-brushed edge on top. Press to secure.
  • Place, seam side down, on tray.
  • Repeat with remaining pastry, egg, chutney or onion and sausages.
  • Brush the top of each sausage roll with egg. Lightly score with a knife. Sprinkle with pepper.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausages are cooked through and pastry is golden.
  • Serve with more chutney  or sauce, and salad if you like.

Simple onion jam

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 red onions, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar

Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes or until tender. Add sugar. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until caramelised. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.