Gentlemen's Challenge: Sausage Rolls

This year our talented gentlemen bakers are challenged to produce a plate of 8 savoury sausage rolls.



  1. Preheat the oven to Gas 6, 200C or fan 180C.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan set over a medium heat and gently cook the onion for 8 to 10 minutes until softened.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl and leave to cool.
  4. Add the sausage meat, mustard and bacon to the bowl with the onions and mix together.
  5. Preheat the oven to Gas 6, 200C or fan 180C.
  6. Unroll the pastry and cut in half lengthways to make two long strips.
  7. Halve the sausage mix and lay each half along the long edge of one of the pastry strips in a thin sausage shape.
  8. Tightly roll up the meat in the pastry, finishing with the join underneath.
  9. Press lightly to seal the join.
  10. With a pastry brush, brush all over with the egg and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  11. Cut each roll into four and space them out on a baking sheet.
  12. Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes until golden, crispy and cooked through.