Sausage Plait With A Twist

Hi there everybody. I have another easy, dish for you today Sausage Plait With A Twist. What’s the twist? Sundried tomatoes and fresh thyme.

Stunning, scrumptious and so easy - Sausage Plait With A Twist!
Stunning, scrumptious and so easy – Sausage Plait With A Twist!

 

The addition of sundried tomatoes and thyme to pork sausage meat gives this sausage plait a deep savoury flavour. Ideal for a mid week meal, perfect for a buffet and portable for picnics!!

No ordinary sausage roll! This Sausage Plait With A Twist is perfect for buffets and picnics!
No ordinary sausage roll! This Sausage Plait With A Twist is perfect for buffets and picnics!

 

Now I have used a special roller, to create the lattice pattern on the top of the Sausage Plait. I bought it 20+ years ago. I’ve just had a quick peek on Amazon and they sell them for about £5. Which is probably about what I paid all those years ago!!!

Pastry Lattice Cutter
Pastry Lattice Cutter

 

If you bake a lot of pies and tarts then I would say this is a good buy. However the diamond effect on the pastry below was achieved by lightly scoring the uncooked pastry, on a slant, one way and then the other. When baked it produced a pretty, diamond effect pattern and I didn’t need a Lattice Roller. This technique would work for the Sausage Plait.

Sausage Plait with a diamond pattern - just as effective.
Sausage Plait with a diamond pattern – just as effective.

 

Whichever method you use, your Sausage Plait With A Twist is sure to go down well with everyone who tries it. Served hot or cold, it is completely scrummy!!!

Recipe : Makes 1 Sausage Plait With A Twist.

500g/1lb Block Puff Pastry – defrosted if frozen – I used Just Rol, not the all butter version.

500g/1lb Pork Sausage meat

15 Sundried Tomatoes (drained if in oil)

1 tbsp Fresh Thyme Leaves

1/2 tsp Black Pepper – freshly ground

1 Egg – for egg wash

Method :

Chop the sundried tomatoes, roughly, so there are no big pieces. Place into a bowl and add the Thyme, Sausage meat and black pepper. Using your hand, squish (technical term) all the ingredients together until well combined.

 

Dark red pieces of sundried tomato and flecks of green thyme are spread throughout the sausagemeat.
Dark red pieces of sundried tomato and flecks of green thyme are spread throughout the sausagemeat.

 

On a floured worktop roll out the puff pastry so that it measures 30cm x 35cm (10″x12″). Trim to neaten the edges. Now place the pastry onto a piece of parchment paper – the same size as your baking sheet. This will make transferring the sausage plait MUCH easier. MUCH!!!! I speak from experience!!

Place the sausagemeat mixture evenly down one side of the pastry, leaving a 1 inch (2.5cm) border.

Pat the sausage mixture so that it is spread evenly. Then get ready to roll.....
Pat the sausage mixture so that it is spread evenly. Then get ready to roll…..
Place the Lattice Roller just inside the bottom edge of the pastry and roll to the top!
Place the Lattice Roller just inside the bottom edge of the pastry and roll to the top!
Brush the beaten egg around the border of the sausage mixture.
Brush the beaten egg around the border of the sausage mixture.
Fold the lattice cut side over the sausage meat, so the edges meet.
Fold the lattice cut side over the sausage meat, so the edges meet.
I have crimped the pastry edges by twisting them together, then brushed egg wash over the top of the Sausage Plait.
I have crimped the pastry edges by twisting them together, then brushed egg wash over the top of the Sausage Plait.

 

Yep I know!! Bet you’re glad you don’t have to transfer this to a baking sheet now? My mistakes are your gain – sometimes it takes me a while to catch on!!!!

Bake for 40 – 50 minutes, in a preheated oven 190C/170C fan, until golden brown.

Sausage Plait With A Twist - delicious served hot, warm or cold.
Sausage Plait With A Twist – delicious served hot, warm or cold.

 

Such an easy dish to make, yet super impressive to look at and eat!

I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know what twists you put on your version?

Sammie x

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Jerk Pulled Pork Watercress Sandwich

Hi, sorry for not posting recently, had a spell in hospital but home now and couldn’t eat the rest of this Jerk Pulled Pork Watercress Sandwich without sharing it’s deliciousness with you all!!

Oh my, this Herk Pulled Pork Sandwich may be the best sandwich I've ever tasted, in like, ever, in my life, since I was born. Did I mention it's soooooo good???
Oh my, this Jerk Pulled Pork Watercress Sandwich may be the best sandwich I’ve ever tasted, in like, ever, in my life, since I was born. Did I mention it’s soooooo good???

 

I had already eaten half – I’m sorry was very hungry- of this Jerk Pulled Pork Watercress Sandwich, when I had an epiphany!! It was sooooo good, I stopped eating, grabbed phone, attempted to take photos – I was in bed, so apologies for crumbs and general absence of food/photo styling – then quickly polished the last half off!!

Please note the Watercress was ABSOLUTELY not arranged for effect - it had simply fallen out of the other half I'd already eaten!!!
Please note the Watercress was ABSOLUTELY not arranged for effect – it had simply fallen out of the other half I’d already eaten!!!

 

So, we had shoulder of pork, cooked with a couple of bottles of cider, for dinner on Sunday. It was delish with mash and veg! Will post recipe when I cook it again, promise. Anyway, cooked low and slow, pork shoulder makes the best pulled pork. It was quite a large joint and made fab Fajitas for dinner on Tuesday. Rummaging around in the fridge today I realised there was still some meat left and so, not wanting any to go to waste, turned it into a fab lunch.

Ooh check out my funfetti painted nails!!!
Ooh check out my funfetti painted nails!!!

Here’s how I did it:

I used leftover pork (shoulder, roast leg or tenderloin would also work), but you can easily buy packets of pulled pork in the supermarket. Just make sure the pork is already cooked.

It’s hard to give amounts as it depends in how many Jerk Pulled Pork Watercress Sandwiches you are making and how big those sandwiches are going to be. I used sourdough bread, unbuttered and allowed a generous handful of both pork and watercress for each of the two sandwiches made.

I chopped up the pulled pork and heated it up with a good dollop of Levi Root’s Reggae Reggae Jerk Sauce until bubbling and completely reheated. The Jerk Pork was then generously place onto the bread, topped with watercress and another slice of bread.

Hey presto, one of the best hot sandwiches I’ve ever eaten was created. The best way to use up roast pork leftovers. Delish!!

Now I’ve shared the 4 ingredient recipe, feel free to add, embellish (I’m thinking panini/melted cheese/jalapeño’s) the possibilities are endless. If you make this Jerk Pulled Pork Watercress Sandwich please share your detectable, taste bud tingling results with me?

Hot, moist, peppery, meaty - Jerk Pulled Pork Sandwich - a must try for leftover pork!
Hot, moist, peppery, meaty – Jerk Pulled Pork Watercress Sandwich – a must try for leftover pork!

 

Note: I came up with the idea, my gorgeous hubby takes all the credit for ‘pulling’ it all together.

Happy Feasting and I’m hoping to get back to baking ASAP.

Sammie xx

 

 

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