Camping Recipe: Rhubarb Sausage Rolls

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 Rhubarb Sausage Rolls

So…thirty years ago, more or less, Jane Ellis, a friend from school, brought in for packed lunch some rhubarb sausage rolls.  She gave me one, and since then I’ve been periodically remembering how fantastic they were, and thinking I might get round to making some of my own.  Thirty years it’s taken me, but today, I have finally baked my first batch of rhubarb sausage rolls.  They could become a firm fixture in our kitchen! 

I thought I’d write them up as a recipe, even though there’s really nothing to it.  They do make a good idea to rustle up the day before going camping as they only take about 20 minutes, and will (hopefully) keep nicely in a Tupperware container for lunchtime snacks over the next day or two. 

So, here’s the ingredients:

2 fat sticks of rhubarb

1 pack of Jus-Roll Puff Pastry

1 egg, beaten

 

And here’s how to make them. I’m actually slightly embarrassed to be writing this up as a recipe, as it implies some technical skill is involved, when really it couldn’t be easier. Anyway, this is what you do:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (for a fan-assisted oven) or Gas Mark 7.
  2. Take the Jus-Roll out of the fridge and let it stand in the kitchen for 10 minutes (I have no idea why, but it says so on the pack).
  3. Unwrap the Jus-Roll and lay it out flat on the counter
  4. Cut your rhubarb into 2-inch chunks and place in a row on the Jus-Roll, about 2 inches from the left side. I got three pieces of rhubarb per row
  5. Wrap the Jus-Roll over the top of the rhubarb and cut the Jus-Roll with a knife on the right hand side
  6. With a pastry brush, run along the seam with the beaten egg, then press the two edges together to seal
  7. Feeling where the rhubarb pieces end, cut through the tube of roll that you’ve made to make 3 individual sausage rolls
  8. Repeat this, making as many rolls as you can.
  9. Put the sausage rolls on a baking tray and brush with the beaten egg
  10. Put in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown and risen.

 

And there you have it….super tasty rhubarb sausage rolls.  Serve warm with custard, or when cooled, keep in an airtight container for tasty snacks or instant puddings whilst camping.

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March 27, 2014 |

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