I had an urge for a veggie sausage roll… my mum used to make these at Christmas for me and my sister. I loved them, she used SosMix and puff pastry – and I’ve never managed to match the taste or the memory since.
I tried to buy SosMix locally to no avail and then I had a panic that the ready roll puff pastry, although vegan, contained Palm Oil. So gave up.
I tried the vegan sausage rolls from Greggs, but there was something not quite right about them, a bit greasy for my liking – and just not “homemade” enough.
Yesterday though I thought I’d try again as was feeling Christmassy with all my kids home, and the Christmas tree twinkling I consulted the vegan Christmas group I belong to and – love them – they came up with several recipe ideas for me.
Although the JusRol puff pastry does still contain Palm Oil, a little research illustrates that *General Mills only buy palm oil from RSPO members purchasing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil. This ensures that 100% of the palm oil we use comes from responsible and sustainable sources 🙂
So with that in mind, I took the puff pastry out of the packet, unrolled it flat and cut it in half length ways.
One of the ideas from my Vegan Christmas Group was to take the ‘skins’ off a certain brand of vegan sausage to make the sausage meat, mix it with stuffing and various herbs and spices.
So I took this idea and went ‘basic’ (lazy) with a pack of THIS plant-based sausages. Gently removed the skins from the six vegan sausages, mixed it all together in a bowl.
Then divided the sausage meat in half and place down the middle of each length of pastry.
Roll the pastry around the sausage meat. If you eat eggs, brush a little along the long edge, as a seal, or oat milk works just as well.
Pop these two long sausage rolls into the fridge to chill for 20 minutes whilst the oven warms to 220°C and then slice them into 12/14 mini sausage rolls. Paint them again with your egg or oat milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds. And bake them for 20 mins, allow to cool for ten and then serve!
I am chuckling that the only photo I managed to get in daylight was the one lonely little sausage roll I asked my family to save me. I will definitely make these again though so will try to get some photos to update this makeshift blog post!
Big love to the following for prompting this blog post – mainly so I could share the Vegan sausage roll recipe, and sustainable Palm Oil news:
@janemtaylor66 and @melmartinphoto
And this is the Insta post that started the whole affair.