Sausage Rolls (British-style Pigs In a Blanket)

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Sausage Rolls (British-style Pigs In a Blanket)

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Somerville, Mass.  Find more information at sydneyoland.com (or read eatingnosetotail.com)

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  • Yield:makes 12 sausage rolls
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound puff pastry, thawed if frozen
  • 1 pound pork sausage (casings removed if necessary)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

  1. 1.

    Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat the oven to 375° F. Unroll puff pastry and cut into 12 rectangles about 4- by 5-inches. Divide the sausage into 12 equal balls. Shape each ball into a cylinder about 4 inches in length. Set aside.

  2. 2.

    Spread each piece of puff pastry with mustard, then place a sausage on the mustard. Roll the puff pastry around the sausage and seal with a thin brush of egg. Repeat with remaining ingredients and place on a baking sheet.

  3. 3.

    Brush each sausage roll with egg. Bake until pastry has puffed and is browned, about 20 minutes. Serve hot with more mustard.