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Stanley Tucci's sausage rolls

Stanley Tucci's scrumptious sausage rolls are perfect for lunch, an after school snack or a party buffet

A tray of Stanley Tucci tasty sausage rolls
Published: May 27, 2022 at 12:11 pm
  • 12 to 16 rolls

"This is an English classic from my wife Felicity’s childhood," says actor Stanley Tucci. "The combination of herby, juicy meat and crips, buttery puff pastry is irresistible. It’s really easy to make and it’s great to have out for the kids when they come back from school. You just need some well-sourced sausage meat and some sought-bought pastry.

"I like to add rosemary and thyme – they are two of my favourite herbs – but sage also works beautifully with sausage meat. The most important thing is to get good quality sausage. The cheaper stuff tends to be packed with water, which it releases as it cooks, giving you rolls soggy bottoms!"

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  • 2tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Shallots diced
  • 14 ounces of sausage meat (about 6 sausages, preferably Cumberland)
  • Leaves from 3 sprigs fresh thyme chopped
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 package of puff pastry chilled; if frozen, defrosted and kept chilled
  • Flour for dusting
  • 1 Large egg beaten


  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • STEP 2

    In a saute pan, heat the olive oli over low heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until they are translucent and soft. Set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the sausage meat from the casings and place it in a bowl, discarding the casings. Add the thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper, as well as the shallot and garlic. Mix together well with your hands.

  • STEP 4

    Remove the puff pastry from the fridge and place it on a floured surface. Cut it in half. Place half of the sausage mixture in a long row down the centre of each half. Brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg and then fold the pastry over the sausage and seal the edges. Seal the ends carefully as well.

  • STEP 5

    Take a knife and make slashes halfway through the roll all the way down its length (you should end up with about eight segments). This will help the sausage meat cook all the way through the roll. Brush the pastry all over with egg and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the sausage is cooked and the pastry is fully puffed and golden.

  • STEP 6

    Remove from the oven and cut the rolls all the way through the slashes, forming segments. Let cool a little before serving.

Recipes from of The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends by Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt, published by Seven Dials


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