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We’ve got the electrician coming tomorrow for a couple of odd jobs, so I’m cleaning house. As you do. And I found this thing (look up).

There’s a baker who has a booth in a local market, from whom we occasionally buy sausage rolls. He was forever telling me he used to be sausage roll maker by appointment to Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

One day, he flagged me down on the street as I went past on my bicycle and gave me a laminated copy of his Royal Warrant. (I happen to know, from professional experience, that a lamination pouch of that size costs 50p, so I was flattered).

I don’t even particularly like sausage rolls. Have a good weekend, everyone!


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 10, 2017, 10:35 pm

Badgers, on the other paw, are very fond of hot sausage rolls and conclude that, on the whole, HMQM was a decent old stick.

Comment from p2
Time: November 11, 2017, 12:12 am

sausage rolls are magical… theyll cleanse your soul, straighten your spine and keep the country from losing the war. and i havent had one since 1994…damn the luck.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 11, 2017, 12:48 am

If Uncle Badger and p2 are so fond of them, I think we all need more information about sausage rolls. Photographs, recipes, anecdotes. Are sausage rolls a breakfast food, or an anytime food?

Comment from Niña
Time: November 11, 2017, 1:22 am

I’m not fond of sausage, in general. It has to have the right spices for me to eat it.

Shocking, I realize.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: November 11, 2017, 1:50 am

I’ve never had a sausage roll. And now I want a sausage roll.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 11, 2017, 3:03 am

Sausage Rolls? Is that anything like Hamburger Helper burritos?

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: November 11, 2017, 1:07 pm

I love a good spicy sausage. I normally don’t like spicy food, but sausage is the exception. Is a sausage roll like a kolache?

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 11, 2017, 7:12 pm

“Sausage??? Sausage!!!! arghhhhhhhhh!”
Dr. Samuel Johnson discovers he left a word out of his “dictionary”

“C is for Contrafibularity” Blackadder


Comment from p2
Time: November 11, 2017, 8:38 pm

http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/english-sausage-rolls-273716 these sound close…. i have a rare day off this week… research and experimentation to follow….results forthcoming.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: November 11, 2017, 8:45 pm

Ooh the sausage roll is a close cousin to one of my faves Pigs in a Blanket. Or as I like to call them Wienies en Croute

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 11, 2017, 10:20 pm

Sausage rolls:

They’re okay hot, pretty dire cold. I’m not all that keen on pastry anyway.

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: November 12, 2017, 12:35 am

Ok, now I too must try these sassage rowls.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 12, 2017, 1:38 am

Looks like the love child from the coupling of empanada and cannelloni.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: November 12, 2017, 12:16 pm

Definitely looks like it’d beat-out corn-dogs, IMHO…

Of course, that’s not “setting the bar” all that terribly high.

Comment from Nina
Time: November 12, 2017, 9:41 pm

Oh, they’ve got onions. That leaves them out of my diet!

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: November 13, 2017, 12:38 am

Is this guy C.M.O.T Dibbler, by any chance?

Comment from p2
Time: November 13, 2017, 4:02 am

nina…. im bettin onions are optional…

Comment from p2
Time: November 13, 2017, 5:57 am

attempt 1 using the recipe from above…. the pastry bit of it is really close.. puff pastry is kinda universal i suspect. the sausage part tho? not even close. yank sausage is too…… coarse, i think is the description. it’s not really a flavor thing, tho i’m thinkin just a generic bulk pork sausage as opposed to a commercial brand like jimmys would be a better start. gonna give the meat a second run thru a grinder next attempt…..

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 13, 2017, 3:46 pm

Onions is optional. I grows ’em but I won’t eat ’em.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 13, 2017, 4:54 pm

Onions AND garlic please.

Comment from Nina
Time: November 14, 2017, 4:47 am

I’d try it without the onions. And, as one of the side effects of the chemo is a change in the taste of food, garlic is no longer my friend. Alas.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: November 16, 2017, 4:11 am

Sausage rolls are a thing of joy and beauty. Ground and lightly spiced pig parts in puff pastry: what’s not to like?

The closest I have found to UK-style sausagemeat here in Costa Rica is Johnsonville breakfast sausages, skinned.

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