I’ve always been a bit put off by the whole puff pastry situation. Everyone says that you may as well just buy ready made pastry – even Mary Berry says so – and that it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Making puff pastry from scratch is tricky and time-consuming, so it makes perfect sense just to roll out the ready made stuff. It’s not that I’m snobbish about it, but I just tend to think if you’re buying ready made things, you may as well just buy the finished product – a sort of ‘what’s the point?’ attitude.
But, eventually, I saw the light, and decided to make my own sausage rolls.
It was the easiest thing in the world. Roll out the pastry, cut it into sections, add little cocktail sausages and roll it all up, brush with beaten egg, and bake for 20 or so minutes.
They were so delicious. Particularly when still warm.