Vegetarian Sausage Roll - Makes 6

Ingredients

  • for the Pastry
  • 150g gluten free flour
  • 150g maize flour
    150g butter or pastry margarine
  • Large pinch of salt (the maize flour is quite sweet so I add a little extra salt to the pastry)
  • Roughly 120ml water to bind
  • for the Filling
  • 240g mixed nuts
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ onion
  • 1 organic gluten free vegetable stock cube dissolved in 50ml hot water.
  • 1 tbsp gluten free Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp gluten free tomato puree
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs
  • pepper

How to make this recipe dairy free?

Need some advice on ingredients see -
The wheat, gluten and lactose free store cupboard

Method

for the Filling

Place all the filling ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Leave to stand for 15 minutes. Roll into a long sausage shape. You may find it easier to roll the sausage in a piece of cling film.

for the Pastry

Mix the flours and salt together in a large bowl.

Rub the butter into the flour using the tips of your fingers until the flour resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Pour in the water a drop at a time. Mix in the water using one hand in a stirring motion or use a wooden spoon if you prefer. Turn out onto the work top and knead the pastry briefly to bring the dough together.

Mould the nut mixture into a long sausage shape.

Dust the worktop with gluten free flour. Roll the pastry into a long rectangle wide enough to encase the sausage.

Place the nut filling on one side of the pastry and brush beaten egg  alongside.

Fold the pastry over the sausage to make one long sausage roll.

Crimp the edge with your fingers. Cut into portions.

(You may find it easier to roll out enough pastry to cover two sausage rolls at a time.)

Place onto a baking tray. Brush with beaten egg and bake at 190°c / 375°f / gas mark 5 for 15 to 20 minutes depending on their size until golden brown.

how to make this recipe dairy free...

Use dairy free pastry margarine in place of butter in the pastry.

Gem's hints and tips

The sausage rolls can be frozen before cooking.

I place the uncooked sausage rolls spaced apart on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and put this in the freezer.

In a day or two when the sausage rolls are frozen put them into a freezer bag labelled with what they are and the date and freeze for up to six months.

They can be cooked from frozen when needed but will need slightly longer, about 20-25 minutes.