Mini sausage rolls with homemade ketchup
- 400g pork and fresh herb sausages
- ½ tsp ground mace
- 10 sage leaves, finely chopped
- 500g all-butter puff pastry
- 1 large beaten egg, to glaze
- a pinch of cayenne pepper
For the ketchup
- 750g tomatoes on the vine
- 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
- 8 garlic cloves, skin on
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp allspice berries
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 100ml cider vinegar
- 50g caster sugar
- ½ tbsp tomato purée
- ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- sea salt
Step by step
Make the ketchup a few days ahead; chill but bring to room temperature before serving. Cook the sausage rolls a few hours ahead. The ketchup and uncooked sausage rolls can also be frozen.
Make the ketchup. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Toss the first 6 ingredients in the oil and tip into a large roasting tin. Roast for 30 minutes or until the onions and garlic are soft. Turn off the oven. Press the garlic out of its skin and, in a food processor, whiz with the onions, tomatoes and spices. Pass through a sieve into a pan, pushing through as much pulp as you can. Discard the skin and seeds left in the sieve. Add the vinegar, sugar, tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce and a generous pinch of sea salt, stir and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 50 minutes until thickened. Pour into a sterilised jar. Seal and leave to cool.
Remove the sausages from their skins and mix with the mace, sage and ¼ tsp each of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Cut the pastry into four equal squares. On a lightly floured surface, roll one piece at a time to a very thin 35cm strip (don’t roll widthways at all), keeping the spare pastry wrapped and chilled until needed. Put a quarter of the sausage meat lengthways along each strip. Brush the edges of the pastry with some of the egg, roll up tightly to make a long thin roll and trim off any excess pastry from the long edge. Freeze for 1 hour until very firm.
Reheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Glaze the long sausage rolls with the remaining egg, then cut each one into 10 mini rolls. Sprinkle with a little cayenne, place seam-side down on a baking sheet lined with nonstick baking paper and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Leave on the tray for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve with the ketchup on the side.