Sausage Rolls

I get a package from my mother in Australia about every 6 weeks. Inside she sends me foods I can’t get here in Seattle, and the occasional magazine that I might like to read. Recently she started sending me the seasonal magazine that a big chain supermarket puts out there and inside are all kinds of recipes. One of the most recent ones she sent me included a recipe for sausage rolls that I have tweaked to use ingredients I can get here in Seattle. They are not the most healthy of things to eat, but they are oh so delicious!

1 box (3 sheets) puff pastry, defrosted
1lb Jimmy Dean sausage meat (sage sausage works well but plain is fine too!)
1 egg, lightly beaten
Sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Lay out the first sheet of pastry on a chopping board and slice it in half horizontally.
Divide the sausage meat into 6 even segments and roll 2 of the segments into a long sausage type shape. It’s like play dough for adults!
Lay the sausage across the pastry, then roll the pastry around it to form a cylinder.

Slice the pastry into 3 sections. I also like to slice a few slashes into the top of it to give the pastry more space to expand when cooking.

Place the rolls seam side down on a parchment paper (or foil if you’re out of parchment but they do stick a bit more) lined baking sheet

Repeat the process with the remaining two sheets of pastry.

After all the rolls are made, use a pastry brush to lightly paint the egg on the top of the rolls and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

This recipe really makes me homesick for Australia!

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