Giant sausage roll

Satisfy a hungry crowd with this giant family-sized sausage roll; a delicious mixture of minced pork, apricots and mixed nuts

Serves 8 as an appetiser 

Ingredients 

  • 500g short crust pastry
  • 300g pork sausage meat
  • 100g apricots
  • Mixed nuts
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 30g brown demerara sugar
  • Basil

Method

  1. Chop apricots and soak in orange juice.
  2. Place apricots in a pan, and on low heat, add the brown sugar and basil for approximately 10 mins.
  3. In a bowl, place the minced pork and add the apricots and mixed nuts. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Form a sauage roll, wrap in clingfilm and then foil, and cook it in the over for 20 mins.
  5. Leave the sausage roll to cool in the fridge for 3 hours.
  6. Roll out the short crust pastry on a baking sheet, place the sausage and fold the pastry over the sausage meat to cover. 
  7. Place on greased tray and brush egg wash over the top. 
  8. Cook in the oven for 15 mins at 180 degrees. 

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today, December, 2018.

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