3 Sausage Roll Recipes… but which is best? Quick vs Vegan vs Gourmet


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of mates from London exploring the newest and
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stuff for you to explore, but everything we do starts with you. Welcome to the fridge. My name’s Ben, and this is Jamie. – And today, three ultimate
versions of a sausage roll. The ultimate picking snack. – Hey everyone, we’ve been
really busy making sausage rolls. We’ve each made our own version. They each get a little bit
more complicated as they go. We’re gonna eat them,
we’re gonna compare them, we’re gonna argue, but most of all we’re gonna end this video full. Jamie, we’re gonna start
with you aren’t we? – I’ve got some very quick and very easy sausage rolls for you. How quick and easy can quick
and easy sausage rolls be? This quick and easy. All we’re gonna need is a small selection of dried herbs and spices, sausage meat, ready made pastry, and an egg. And to make life even quicker and easier for these quick and easy sausage rolls, I’m gonna be using this
quick and easy thing. First up, let’s talk about
our dried herbs and spices. We have onion powder,
we have garlic powder, we have nutmeg, and we have fennel seeds. They’re gonna add a
really delicious flavour to our sausage meat. But because we’re using whole fennel seeds we’re gonna chuck them all into here, blend ’em up until they’re
really fine and small so you’re not chewing
through massive fennel seeds in your sausage rolls. And then we’ll do a quick
switcheroonie for this bit, with the food processor, with the blade, we can whack our sausage meat in, add in the herbs and spices, gloss over the fact that I
said whack in sausage meat and maybe replace that with a gently place your sausage meat. Then we can whizz it all up. Now, that smells like
an amazing sausage roll. Now I couldn’t confidently
stand here and tell you that these are quick
and easy sausage rolls if we weren’t using quick and easy pre-made puff pastry. Even quicker and easier,
we’ve got pre-rolled. Only an idiot would want to make their own puff pastry for sausage rolls. Roll out your pastry, add a lovely line of sausage meat all the way down the middle, then fold over, seal with an egg wash, cut into fours. You should get two rows
of fours from this. Egg wash all over. And as if all of this wasn’t
enough to convince people that your quick and easy sausage rolls were beautifully hand
made, why not sprinkle over a few fennel seeds, just to
add that artisanal touch. Stick ’em in a preheated
oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 18 to 20 minutes. – Aw, they’re cute. – Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, yeah. Yeah yeah yeah. – Caterpillars, very nice. – Thank you. – Well, what if you
took those caterpillars, made them big, and a little
bit more rustic looking, but also made them vegan? – That’s the worst looking
butterfly I’ve ever seen. – Let’s not get bogged down in semantics. I am gonna make a vegan sausage roll. Think of it as like a nut
roast or something like that. I wanna take all of the
characteristics of sausage and pack it into pastry and make it vegan. So let’s see how that goes. Here is what I’m using. Mushrooms, celery, onion, garlic, ground flaxseed, a bunch of nuts, sage, rosemary, lemon,
bread, vegan cheddar, and vegan puff pastry, which
we’re gonna get to later. But, I’m also using this ting. I am starting by peeling my veg, so taking the outer layers
of my mushrooms off. Roughly chop the celery,
and then that goes into my food processor to blend up. Right, that has blitzed off lovely. Now that’s going into a hot pan with oil, and it’s gonna fry off
for about 10 minutes because there’s so much moisture in the onions and the
mushrooms that you want it to go lovely and caramelized, so it’s gonna take a little while. While that sweats off, see this here? This is ground flaxseed, and
when you add water to this it soaks up all the moisture
and goes all paste-like, and that is what we’re gonna use to bind all of our onion and our
nuts and our bread mix once we’ve zhuzhed it all up. The bread gets blitzed up first, and once it becomes breadcrumbs, then in with all my other ingredients. So that’s brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, sage, rosemary, lemon zest, and vegan cheese, my flaxseed paste, and all of my amazing oniony,
garlicy, mushroomy paste. Season it with salt and pepper. Wow! This is puff pastry. It’s vegan puff pastry. Is it marketed as vegan puff pastry? No, because most puff
pastries that you buy in your supermarket are vegan. Don’t take my word for it though, check the back before you buy it. But, in this case, 100%
vegan, no butter included. I’m gonna spoon my faux saus mixture into the middle of my pastry, brush the far end with
some water and cornstarch, ’cause that’s gonna be my
binder, ’cause I can’t use egg. Roll it, chop it down
the middle, score it, onto a baking tray
lined with baking paper, and because I’ve made whoppers, they go into an oven at 180
degrees C for 20 minutes. Ah! – Like you’ve gone for length. – I’ve gone for big. – Whereas I’ve just gone for layers. Layers and layers and layers of layers. For ultimate sausage rolls we’re gonna make our own rough puff pastry, we’re gonna make our own
homemade ground sausage meat. It’s going to be excellent, I hope. Caveat, I’ve only made
rough puff pastry once. I’m gonna need some ice cold diced butter, some strong white flour, salt, egg wash, smoked paprika, cumin seeds, pork belly, pork shoulder,
and one of these. So first up I’ve diced
the butter nice and small, but I’ve also made sure it stayed chilled, so that’s come straight from the fridge, and with the flour and the salt I’m gonna pulse it in a food processor
with a knife blade. You don’t wanna make it
completely breadcrumb consistency, you still want lumps of butter, so only pulse it a few times. At this point you want
to take all of this, place it into the bowl with a dough hook and your amount of water,
which you’ve weighed out, but that should be fridge cold. You don’t wanna be melting that butter as it combines into quite a sticky dough. Transfer it out onto clingfilm, and you’re gonna get it into the fridge to set up for at least half an hour, possibly even an hour, so
that butter is super cold. So after a fair bit of chilling up your very sticky dough can come out, and you can roll it onto a
heavily floured work surface. Puff pastry is all about layers, so what you wanna do is fold the short end in over one third, and then the last third over the top of that. Turn the whole thing through 90 degrees, roll it back out, and
then do exactly the same. First of all you’ll have three folds, then you’ll have nine
folds, then 27, then 81, and it keeps doing a multiple of three. You want to do it a total of six times to end up with seven hundred
and something odd layers. That is puff pastry. But you will need to
chill it between every two to give the butter a chance to set up. And here we go, back out of the fridge for its last folds and turns. Floury board. You can see it’s beginning to
get easier to work with now. Now at some point in one of the sections when your pastry is chilling
ready for its next fold you can make the sausage meat. This is pork sausage
meat and I’ve gone for an amount of pork belly,
and then four times as much pork shoulder. So it’s one to four ratio. All we’re gonna do is push it through the mincer attachment of the stand mixer, and then season it well
with salt and pepper, but also smoked paprika and cumin seeds. And now for sausage roll construction. One final roll to about
half a centimeter thick. Then sausage meat down the middle, sealed with egg wash, rolled over, cut, scored, egg washed again,
seasoned with sea salt. Sausage rolls that size,
200 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes,
maybe check them after 15. – Ooh. – Look at that. – Ooh, I’m intrigued. Before we look too closely at that, have one of these. – Thanks. They look good, mate. – [Ben] I tell you what, straight off, nice and crispy all the way round. – Saus and fennel. – Heavy on garlic as well, but that pastry is the perfect consistency
all the way round. Like one complete layer
that’s just sealed in. – I love the different
flavours that you can add to sausage meat. Fennel, nutmeg, onion
powder, garlic powder, just creates a really full flavour. – Oh, word. That’s why I have you a knife. I’m cutting back on my… – On your what? – Pastry intake. – [Jamie] Cheers. – [Ben] Sniff it first. – I am very excited for you to try this. – That’s even better than before, ’cause what I was going to say was I had a cheeky taste of your filling before it actually went into the pastry. Being vegan, everything in it was cooked. So unlike meat it was actually, you can taste it straight off. And I tasted it and it was really good. But once its baked out, the
flavours amalgamate even better. – What I like about it is
its quite earthy and herby, off of the sage and stuff. So therefore it actually tastes similarly spiced as a sausage. – That’s delicious, there is nothing there that makes you think
I’m not getting as much as I would in a normal sausage roll. – [Ben] Help yourself to one of those. – That is such a good
size for a sausage roll, and dense! – Oh it’s so heavy! – [Jamie] It’s so dense! – 10 years with Sorted,
we’ve never made puff pastry. This is the first time. – It looks, and I know it’s different, but it looks very croissanty,
in terms of the layers. – Well it’s a laminated
dough in the sense that it’s kind of folded with
layers and layers and layers. Very similar. – That is another level, isn’t it? You can just tell the consistency, the texture of that
meat is not sausage meat that you would buy in a supermarket. That is… – This is like a gourmet, rustic, butcher’s style sausage roll, isn’t it? – So this is buttery, buttery puff pastry. But, that’s what gives you those layers and that crunch and that wow. – Eat the pastry, eat
the pastry on its own. Just do yourself a favour
and eat some of that pastry. – Ooh. – If you are a hobbyist
and you do wanna give homemade puff pastry a go then that is the recipe for you bar none. You have to do that. What do you think? I think we’ve given our opinions here. Let us know what your
favourite is by looks, and hey, what should we be
comparing and making next? – We’re gonna do that thing we always ask which is ask you to like the video if you enjoyed any one
or in fact all three of those sausage roll recipes. – If you’re new here and
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hopefully interesting and useful to other food lovers. Check it out if you’re interested, thank you for watching, and
we’ll see you in a few days. (beep) (laughing) – [Jamie] Look, no one likes to know how the sausage gets made,
they just like to eat them.

  1. Eva S.

    I just want to let you lads know that I really appreciate the vegan recipes👍🏼. It's nice to see such an easy but still delicious alternative in a video targeted to a mainstream audience. Keep the great work up lads😉

  2. TraceyOfficial

    2:18 – Only an Idiot would want to make their own Puff pastry ( I appreciated the comedy of the moment )
    11:48 – Do yourself a favour and eat some of that pastry ( I appreciated how being an idiot paid off )
    Can't wait to try Puff Pastry and look like a Hero in the Kitchen! THANKS BOYS <3

  3. thoroar darkeyes

    Mike's sausage roll isnt a sausage roll at all. Where is the sausage? Cant do a video on sausage and go oh a vegan one. Made me not watch the video at all.

  4. erisksc

    A VEGAN SAUSAGE ROLL!?!? I excitedly started watching vid for 3 great recipes to try and i got 2 recipes and an abomination against man!
    Its a bloody nut loaf, not a sausage roll, by definition a sausage roll used to have a face.

  5. GyroCannon

    Every one of these videos is a long Kenwood ad, and I am never mad about it even though it's extremely effective, because it's all about the food, which looks so good that I want to make it… but I don't have a food processor so then I want to buy a Kenwood lol

  6. George Granroth

    for once in these 3 recipes videos, it would’ve nice to have a normal middle ground recipe that is not vegan, gluten free or anything like that.

  7. Daryl Lonigan

    So everyone skipped watching the vegan blue guy cook his nonsense, but I can't be the only cunt that loved watching him tuck into the actual meat, ey?

  8. Vallgor

    First time i made homemade sausage rolls i used skinless sausages minced up with salt and peeper and puff pastry, its night and day difference vs store-bought frozen ones.

  9. Leah Patts

    I like Jamie's the most because it's simple and quick. I would never make Mike's because I don't like the 'meat' choice (personally I would have chosen black beans and mushroom. I would only try Ben's if I had enough time for practice and if I was making something just for myself

  10. Craig Ezard

    Tried and failed to make the vegan rolls yesterday so will be in Sainsbury’s when it opens to get everything i need to try again lol my wife is very happy 🤣

  11. Beauty By Bella

    Boys, boys, boys.. if you ate that sausage roll in Australia without dipping it into tomato sauce you’d be in big trouble. Personally I loved Jamie’s, simple, easy and would hit the spot with the fennel 😻😻

  12. Devin Villa

    I can’t thank you guys enough for these videos. I’m not vegan, but I don’t like most meats. I’ve found it super useful to be able to take these recipes and mix and match them to suit my tastes.

  13. Josie

    I know Mike eats Jamie's and Ben's creations, but has anyone else noticed that it's always him that makes the veggie / vegan dishes? Is he converting?😀😀😀😀❤

  14. Steph Broughton

    l love the quick ones and definitely want to try making those! l also like the Vegan ones and would make those for my best friend who is vegan so we can enjoy them together.

  15. Stremforce AT

    Anyone else finding the puff pastry recipie a bit weird ? where is the point in folding and rolling the dough out if there are only chuks of butter in it anyway, i just dont see how that creates layers. The only method i know how to make puff pastry with the layers is to make a dough and then lay a sheet of butter on top, then do the folding and rolling out over and over again.

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