Summer sausage rolls

Summer sausage rolls

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(67 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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9th Aug, 2009
I made these for my birthday party buffet. They were really easy to make and everyone loved them.
1st Aug, 2009
I made these for a picnic yesterday and despite the numerous downpours we had a fab time, I used minced turkey instead of chicken as it's slightly cheaper (as I was providing the whole food for the picnic) and they were delicious. I would definitely make them again and will even try adding roasted peppers as well as the sun-dried tomatoes. These will definitely be staying on my picnic must haves for next time!
31st Jul, 2009
Have just cook these beautiful sausage rolls, one batch we are eating now the others I have frozen for a friends party later in August. I cook in Bulgaria. so shopping for ingredients can be a real challenge, no problem this time, though. I sun ripe my own tomatoes but did not have any at this time, so use fresh from the garden, took out seeds, fresh basil also from the garden perfected the taste. Really easy to make.
21st Jul, 2009
made these for supper lovely to eat and simple to make
15th Jul, 2009
have made these now with roasted red peppers instead of the tomatoes.....yummo!!
14th Jul, 2009
Made these at the weekend for a family BBQ. Everone thought that they were really tasty. Made them exactly as suggested, even with the sun dried tomatoes! Will make these over and over again.
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13th Jul, 2009
Jane's Kitchen : the only way to make them gluten free is to make the pastry yourself (I don't see why shortcrust wouldn't work just as well, as making Puff is a pain in the butt). If you're based in the U.K., then Doves Farm (they have a website) make a selection of gluten free flours which are great! Good luck!
13th Jul, 2009
I'm with you sandi b, can't stand sundried toms either, yukkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
11th Jul, 2009
These look and sound great, I will make them for my daughters birthday party. If I make and freeze could I cook from frozen or would I need to defrost? Dont want to give food poisoning to 20 3 year olds! Maxine
11th Jul, 2009
a nice change i used Peppers and i rate i t 5 Stars. Roy.


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