Easy Homemade Port & Blue Cheese Sausage Rolls

One of my favourite seasonal makes, perfect for Christmas buffets, as a side for cheese trays and boxing day snacks.

Quick and easy to make and taste delicious!

Port & Blue Cheese Sausage Rolls

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 tbsp port
  • 400g pork sausage meat
  • 50g stilton crumbled
  • 3 sprigs thyme leaves chopped
  • 6 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 x 500g shortcrust pastry
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3tbsp poppy seeds
    

In a pan heat the oil and fry the onion for 10 min until soft.  Pour in 4 tbsp port and simmer for 5 minutes until reduced by half.  Spread on a plate, cool for 5 minutes

In a bowl, mix the cooled onion mixture, 1 tbsp port, sausage meat, Stilton, thyme and breadcrumbs.  Season.

On a lightly floured surface, roll each block of pastry into a 25.5 x 35.5 cm rectangle.  Cut each in half lengthways into 2 long strips, so you have 4 in total.  Divide the sausage mixture into 4, laying each portion down the centre of the pastry strip.  Brush 1 long edge of each strip with the egg and roll lengthways so the edges meet.  Seal with a fork, then trim excess pastry.  Cut each into about 10 cm rolls.

Heat oven to 220c (200c fan oven) gas mark 7.  Put the rolls on 2 baking sheets line with baking parchment.  Brush with more egg and sprinkle with seeds.  Cook for 20 minutes until golden.  Serve warm or cold.

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