Baking experiment

Posted Jan 26, 2009 in England.

Having left England in 2001, one of the foods I miss is the venerable sausage roll. When I worked in London, my local shopping center had a bakery that sold five, freshly-baked sausage rolls for just £1. I doubt they are still as cheap as that, but they sure tasted good. Yesterday, I had a go at making some for myself:

Sausage rolls

They turned out reasonably well; however, they were handicapped by the sausage meat, which is a little spicier than I would like. British sausage meat is quite mild, but it is devilishly hard to get that sort of stuff in the US, unless you make it yourself. Nevertheless, they were quite delicious. I plan to experiment with varying the filling.


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    Those sure look delicious mate. Maybe -just maybe- you might want to give it a thought, and start a business here. After all, people has got to eat, even in the worse economic times...

    Posted by David on Jan 28, 2009.

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    That sure looks some skilled cooking. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted by Gustave Eiffel on Jan 31, 2009.

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    Oh, they look yummy! Can you make me some next time I visit?

    Posted by Samantha Nixon on Feb 03, 2009.

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    Can you box these up and send 'em to New York? They look scrumptious! Was the filling too much or too little?

    Posted by Erik Sagen on Feb 09, 2009.

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    You can make them yourself, Erik. They are really easy to do. I used a bit too much sausage in my first attempt, so I'll probably cut it down by about 25% in the future. I also tried doing frankfurters wrapped in bacon the other day. They were delicious, but once again I had too much filling - better with bacon OR franks.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Feb 11, 2009.

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    Why don't you update your blog any more?

    Posted by Tim on Mar 02, 2009.

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    I updated it this afternoon, as it happens.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Mar 02, 2009.