Thursday, 15 January 2009

Sausage plait recipe

First today I am going to share a recipe for a sausage plait, which is very popular in this house. I can't eat it because of the pastry, but the FH and girls love it. I serve it with lots of gravy and some baked beans, and it is really filling. It is made from a pack of puff pastry, which I buy and then freeze until I need it. This pack had been in the freezer a while, but it was fine. It cost 99p although I think that the cost has gone up a little since then. It is rolled out and then marked into three columns very lightly with a knife. You can see that the two outer pieces are then cut into diagonal strips which end up doing the plaiting.
The sausage mixture is placed on to the central section. This mix is a combination of pork sausagemeat, a finely chopped onion and half a pack of dry sage and onion stuffing mixture, all well combined in a bowl. This costs about £1.60 all together.
And then, below, you can see that the side pieces are plaited across the pork mixture, to cover it.

Once the plaiting is finished, I brush it all over with a little milk and put it in the oven at 160C for about 35 minutes or until it is cooked.

And then it looks like this - gorgeous! This made three generous portions for tea tonight and there are another three smaller portions left over for tomorrow - and they won't be wasted! Apparently it tastes good cold with tomato ketchup on the side. All in all, that cost about £3 max, allowing for the pastry to have increased a little in price, and serves about 6 portions.

Apart from making the sausage plait and two loaves of bread today, I have been tied to the computer doing some research for work and it is not the most inspiring thing! My spirits have been cheered by being able to look out of the window and see the rabbits in their hutches, grooming themselves or each other, and watching the stray hens meandering around looking for worms and tidbits! And the cat caught a mouse.....


Toria said...

I was wondering what the sausage plait was when I saw it on previous entries. Looks nice, and looks easy to make, I think my children would appreciate that as a dinner option.

Morgan said...

Glad you like the look of it - goes down well here and is often asked for!