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Sausage Rolls
Good sausage rolls can be made with bought puff pastry, fresh or frozen. Use a 215g (7 1/2 oz) packet and allow it to reach room temperature (which will take about 2 hours) before rolling it out. Make the rolls as above but heat the oven to moderate (200C / 400F Gas 6) and bake a further 15 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:Shortcrust pastry - 200g (7 oz), Sausagemeat - 225g (8 oz), Plain flour, Milk - to glaze.

COOKING: 1. Roll the pastry out thinly into a rectangle, then cut it lengthwise into 2 strips.
2. Divide the sausagemeat into 2 pieces, dust with flour and form into 2 rolls the length of the pastry.
3. Lay a roll of sausagemeat down the centre of each strip, brush down the edges of the pastry with a little milk, fold one side of the pastry over the sausagemeat and press the two edges firmly together. Seal the long edges together by flaking.
4. Brush the length of the two rolls with milk, then cut each into slices 4 cm (1 inch) to 5 cm (2 inches) long.
5. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a moderately hot oven (200C / 400F Gas 6) for 15 minutes; to cook the meat thoroughly, reduce the temperature to moderate (180C / 350F / Gas 4) and cook for a further 15 minutes.Cover and brown the top of the dish under a hot grill. Serve straight from the pan.