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Danish Sausage Rolls – the slightly healthier alternative

Danish Sausage Rolls – the slightly healthier alternative

Lately I’ve been experimenting with good lunch snacks for Elliot, he’s still not super enthusiastic about eating non-mashed foods, but a few weeks back I made these Savoury Muffins and they went down a treat. This week I’ve been baking sausage rolls. Not the British kind, but the way I was taught to make them by my mum. These rolls are great for the lunch pack or as a party food at a childrens Birthday (for adults too, J has very much given the thumbs up). These are made with a wholemeal dough and in this case filled with frankfurter sausages and ketchup. Not the healthiest of options, but very tasty and definitely more nutritional than it’s puff pastry equivalent. You could easily replace the sausages with other and more healthy options if you so desired, but I fancied making them as I remember them from my childhood. As for the little guy, he loved them! definitely not the last time I’ll be baking them.

Danish Sausage Rolls

Recipe makes 32 Rolls

  • 25g fresh yeast
  • 3dl milk (whole or semi-skimmed)
  • 100g very soft butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 500g plain white flour
  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 32 small frankfurter sausages (or 16 large in half)
  • ketchup

Heat the Milk until lukewarm, disolve the yeast into the Milk then add salt, sugar and 1 whisked egg. Add the butter and flour, knead the dough until even. The dough should be smooth. Put dough in bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to rise for 1 hour.

When risen, gently knead dough again and divide into 4 equally sized balls. Roll out dough into a circle and cut eact circle┬áinto 8 “triangles/cones”, add ketchup and sausage. Roll them up starting from the widest end, and place on baking tray with the tip of the “roll” facing downwards (see pictures). Leave to rise for 30 min. Whisk 1 Egg and coat the top of the Sausage Rolls. Bake in oven at 200 degrees c (180 fan) for approx 15 min or until golden brown.

That’s it, leave to cool slightly before digging in. Enjoy Baking!

TIP the Sausage Rolls can easily be frozen for later. Either enjoy them cold or reheat in oven.

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