Summer sausage rolls

Summer sausage rolls

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(66 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins


Makes 20 rolls
When the weather is warmer, bring some sunshine flavours into everyone’s favourite afternoon tea and picnic snack

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen uncooked

Nutrition: per roll

  • kcal119
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.38g
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  • 2 large skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 rashers streaky bacon, thinly sliced
  • 4 sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • handful basil leaves, chopped



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 375g/13oz pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 25g sesame seeds


  1. Whizz the chicken and garlic in a processor until the chicken is minced. Tip in the bacon, sundried tomatoes and basil. Pulse for 5 secs to just mix through. Season well.

  2. Roll the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface and cut in half lengthways. Spread half the chicken mixture along the middle of one of the pastry strips, then roll up the pastry, pinching the ends together to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut into 2.5cm long pieces. Repeat with the remaining pastry strip. Can be frozen, uncooked, for up to 1 month.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the rolls on a large baking sheet. Brush with the egg, then sprinkle with seeds. Bake for 20 mins until golden.

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3rd Aug, 2013
I loved these! I left the bacon out as one of my guests doesn't eat pork and they were still fantastic! Will definitely make them again. Soon.
10th Jul, 2013
Delicious and so simple! I used minced Turkey as I read someone else did. They were very tasty, and were a hit at our picnic. Will certainly make again.
28th May, 2013
Fantastic recipe - great for the whole family.
16th May, 2013
Made them for family picnic and they are delicious I love sundried tomatoes. We used minced turkey and we loved it. Doing them again for another picnic planned in June. There 's also a recipe on the May magazine for Father's Day for rolls with chorizo which I can't wait to make for the picnic.
4th May, 2013
Just made these, but with chopped tomato & chopped peppers, didn't have sundried toms - Fab! definitely be making these again, so easy!
Gadget lady
27th Mar, 2013
I always get large chicken breasts from the farmers market which still have the fillets attached. This was another way to use them Will be great to use for buffet
21st Feb, 2013
Made these today and loved them! I used some tomato paste as I had no sun-dried tomatoes and added 2 tsp of pesto in addition to the fresh basil. My kids loved them dipped in sweet chilli sauce with cucumber wedges when they came home from school. Five stars (it won't accept my 5 star rating..)
11th Feb, 2013
coraktp. A rasher of bacon is simply a thin slice, as you'd use if you were cooking bacon for breakfast. Streaky bacon comes from the long narrow part of the rasher and has been detached from the 'eye' (the wider, lean, round bit) It's called 'streaky' because it tends to alternate in lines of fat/lean/fat/lean. They'll be asking for streaky bacon in this recipe to add a little fat because chicken breast is so lean. Just use a couple of slices of fatty bacon and you'll be fine, or failing that a small amount of speck or kassler would do the same job. Anything smoked and fatty.
11th Feb, 2013
Home-made sausage rolls using pork or beef mince can be very oily, so I think this variation will be a winner. I'm going to make them to take to a lunch this coming weekend, using turkey mince because it's higher in protein than chicken. I will add chives, parsley, thyme, chargrilled peppers and no-salt tomato puree, then season with pink salt, white pepper, porcini powder and a dash of mild curry powder (you wouldn't know it was there, but curry powder acts as a great flavour boost for lots of things)
31st Oct, 2012
Here I am again asking for British English translation help. What is a rasher? What is streaky bacon?


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