Spiced Sausage Roll

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  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Ready in: 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Spiced Sausage Roll


  • 500g good quality sausage meat
  • 1 small onion VERY chopped finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 heaped tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • zest and juice 1 large lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 4 tbsp chopped cranberries
  • 4 tbsp chopped dried apricots
  • 4-6 heaped tbsp dried breadcrumbs
  • 250g thick sheep yogourt
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp runny honey
  • 1/3rd small cucumber finely grated
  • 500g short crust pastry ready rolled
  • salt and pepper

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a pan and cook the onions, garlic, cinnamon, cumin, coriander and chilli together for 10 minutes, then cool.
  • Place the meat, spices and onions, salt, pepper and mix well.
  • Add the lemon juice and zest herbs and fruit then leave to cool.
  • Once cooled add enough breadcrumbs to make a stiff paste.
  • Cut the pastry into rectangular strips about 6 inches wide.
  • Lay a long thick sausage of the mixture along one side of the pastry.
  • Lightly egg the side and fold over the pastry and seal well.
  • Glaze well with egg and re chill.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180C gas 4.
  • Bake in long strips for 20-25 minutes, and once cooked cool slightly before cutting.
  • Lightly salt the cucumber and leave in a colander for 15 minutes to remove some of the excess water, rinse and gently squeeze out.
  • Add to the thick yogourt, chopped mint and honey, season well and serve with the sausage roll.