Poor man's Wellington or Posh Sausage Roll

Eva loves sausages rolls but you can never tell what actually goes into one that you buy in a supermarket. Home made is always better, you can put any thing you like in your meals.

This is really easy to make especially if you buy ready made puff pastry. You can make your own like, I just didn’t have time.

You can have it hot, cold, as a snack, as part of a meal or for lunch. Don’t worry if your plait isn’t perfect, you don’t even have to plait it at all!

Serves 6

Ingredients 

Ready rolled pastry sheet 

1 egg, beaten for glaze 

300g mushrooms 

 2 tsp thyme 

1 tbsp oil 

25g unsalted butter

2 onions, finely sliced 
1 tbsp of brown sugar

300g sausage meat 

1 tbsp sesame seeds

  1. Put mushrooms into a blender with salt and pepper, blend to a paste. Add thyme and mix again. Transfer to a small pan and cook until mushrooms have dried out. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan. Add onions and sugar and cook on a medium heat until caramelised.
  3. Heat oven to 200C/gas 6. Place tin foil in a baking tray.
  4. Place pastry on a floured side. Spread mushroom paste down the middle. Leave a gap either end, about 5cm.
  5. Make the sausage meat into a sausage shape and place it on top of the mushrooms. Then spread the onions on top of the sausage meat.
  6. Cut the pastry diagonal all the way to the ends, equally on each side. Brush each side with beaten egg. Tuck the ends up and then start to plait the pastry from one end to the other. Cut off any bits that are too long. Carefully place into baking tray.
  7. Brush the top of the pastry with egg and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Leave for 10 minutes before serving so it can settle.                  

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