Uncle Kev’s sausage rolls

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This is my Uncle Kev’s sausage roll recipe, and it’s fantastic for parties. Or you can even make a double or triple batch before Christmas, Thanksgiving or local festive holiday and freeze them, then heat them up in the oven for a really quick finger-food for a big group of people.

Some people reckon the flavour’s even better after they have been frozen and reheated. They do heat up OK in the microwave but really it’s best done in the oven so the pastry crisps up again.

They are delicious on their own, or dip them in a bit of the old “dead horse” (tomato sauce – ketchup) for lovely zing. This mixture makes about 20-25 little sausage rolls.

One important point – you really do need to use decent sausages. Like the ones in our video.

– Lenny

Sausage roll recipe by Uncle Kev

1kg good quality sausages or sausage mince
1 large or two small onions
2 large carrots
2 tbsp mixed fresh herbs like oregano, marjoram, thyme, sage, parsley (or a good pinch of dried herbs)
1 tsp garlic
3 slices of bread
750g block of cold, ready-made puff pastry – or the ready-rolled stuff if you can spare the expense
1/4 cup poppy seeds (optional)

If you bought sausages, push the meat out from the casings into a big bowl and throw the casings away.

Finely chop the onions, fresh herbs and garlic. Finely grate the carrots. Add all this to the mince.

Whiz the bread up into crumbs using a food processor. Or soak the bread in water for a few minutes, crumble it into the sausage mince and mix the whole lot up really well. The mixture is best left overnight in the fridge to develop its flavour.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. It’s best if you can work with the pastry while it’s still cold and firm. On a floured bench, roll the puff pastry out into 4 rectangles, about 25cm x 12 cm. It’s a bit easier if you bought the ready-rolled puff pastry: just unroll the sheets and cut them in two lengthwise so you have two long, thin rectangles.

Lay about a quarter of the mixture in a long, sausage shape about an inch in from the long edge so you have a short flap of pastry near you, and a longer flap away from you. Brush the far edge of the longer flap with water or milk to help it stick. Roll it up, starting with the short flap nearest you.

Repeat this until you have four very long sausage rolls. Brush the top with milk and sprinke the poppy seeds if you’re using them over the top. Cut each long roll into the desired lengths – you can get about 5 or 6 short cocktail-sized sausage rolls out of each long roll, making about 20-25 little sausage rolls in all. Try to slicely through cleanly so you don’t squish the little rolls flat – though it doesn’t matter if you flatten them out a bit.

Pop the rolls on a lightly greased oven tray and bake for 20-25 minutes until they’re golden on top and cooked all the way through. Let them cool a bit then either eat them straight away or freeze them ready to reheat later.

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10 Responses to “Uncle Kev’s sausage rolls”

  • Looks amazing. I will definitely try this one.

    Have you tried slicing them with unflavored floss or string? That’s how my mom slices cinnamon rolls. Seems like that would accomplish the “not squishing them” but faster than sawing the knife back and forth — if it works with puff pastry, that is.


  • Yum – loved them when your Uncle Kev made them – and will now have to become a true Aussie myself and give them a go after seeing this simple recipe. Yum Yum.

  • Just tried to download the MP4 of this sausage roll vid, but it links to the previous ‘Chicken hot n fast’ vid, so I can’t get the MP4. Fixy please? :)

  • Fixy fixed! Sorry about that.

  • Let’s all thank Uncle Kev for this delicious idea! :)

    Waz & Lenny – I’ve been watching you show for quite some time now and have to say I feel like a schmoe for not commenting sooner! We dig what you do, so please, by all means, carry on…

    Oh, and one tip about cutting the stuffed pastry: Put the things in the freezer for ten or so minutes first.


  • Thankies!

    MP4 is my fave format, since I don’t need to convert it to play on the move. BTW, the usual commute crew on the bus are taking an interest. 😀

  • Hey Guys!

    Great video. My irish husband hates the sausage rolls you get here in montreal, so maybe this would be the trick to get a great sausage roll fix.



  • someone should teach waz how to dice onions lol jk, but not really

  • Adicto al Conocimiento

    The rolls look absolutely gorgeous but I have to disagree upon the dip of choice: Ketchup??? What were you thinking? After 48 hours marinating delicious sausage filling with herbs and so on, it felt like I was witnessing a crime in the making. I would had explored the route of cheese, instead… as a matter of fact I believe an Uncle Kev´s Rolls Foundue would be perfect: forget about those boring chunks of french bread. Hello Melting glory!

    Loved the show. keep them comin’. Greetings from Ecuador South Am.

  • Just stumbled onto your site & watched the sausage roll video, very fun & entertaining! I’ll have to give these a try when I can get over to the shop that sells the only good sausage around here:-)

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