Pigs in puff pastry blankets

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Serve these irresistibly buttery pastry-wrapped chipolatas as a Christmas dinner side dish - they're perfect as party canapés too
PREP 10 mins
COOK 30 mins
DIFFICULTY Easy
SERVES/MAKES 8

Nutrition:

  • calories 205
  • carbs 9
  • saturated fat 6
  • sugar 1
  • protein 8
  • fat 15
  • fibre 1
  • salt 0.7

Ingredients

½ tbsp vegetable oil, for greasing
½ sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
16 pork chipolatas
1 egg yolk, beaten, to glaze
2 tbsp sesame seeds

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and grease a large baking tray. Unroll the puff pastry into an A4 sheet and cut 16 x 10cm-long strips.
  2. Wrap each chipolata in a strip of pastry, winding it round like a corkscrew. Place on the baking sheet and chill in the fridge for 15 mins. Can be chilled overnight or frozen for up to 2 weeks.
  3. Mix the egg yolk with 1 tsp water and use to glaze the top of each pastry spiral. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, then bake for 25-30 mins until the pastry is puffed up and golden, and the sausages are cooked.