Christmas Morning Sausage Rolls

Ever since I can remember, my mom made THE best sausage rolls ever as the pastry she made no one has ever come close to matching. Now, Don has taken up the challenge and he makes THE best. We always got up, and as we opened our gifts, we had sausage rolls. This is a tradition I hope never goes away.

  • 2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. dried marjoram
  • 1 tsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 2 lbs. finely ground pork
  • Puff Pastry
  • 1 egg, well beaten with a bit of water added

In a small bowl, combine the sage, salt, pepper, marjoram, brown sugar, pepper flakes and cloves, mixing really well.

Place the pork in a small bowl and add the mixed spices to it. Mix with your hands and form logs (best way is to roll up in saran wrap).

Roll out the puff pastry, and lay the sausage meat (removing the saran first, of course) and roll in the pastry. Cut into either bite-sized pieces to offer guests with their wine or larger pieces for the breakfast run.

Brush an egg wash over the surface of the pastry and bake in an oven for 38 minutes at 375 degrees.

Christmas morning, simply place in the oven to warm up, and get the ketchup ready.

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