Gluten and dairy free sausage rolls, that melt in the mouth. After achieving perfect gluten free pastry, I wanted to make sausage rolls but gluten free pastry isn’t as easy to manipulate as the real thing.
So, I pondered on this problem and had a light bulb moment at 3:00am one night. I could roll the pastry out on top of cling film and then fold it over the sausage meat filling. So, the very next day I went to work on creating some real tasting and looking gluten free sausage rolls. I use Glebe self raising flour in all my pastry recipes as it doesn’t contain cornflour which has it’s own form of gluten which some people are intolerant to. I have a family member who can’t tolerate any English grasses. But is OK with rice flour.
Here are the steps for creating the sausage rolls with the printable recipe and ingredients further down the page.
First, make the pastry and put in the fridge to cool for at least 20 minutes.
Cut the pastry in half and roll out on top of a sheet of cling film, a long oblong shape about 3mm thick and wide enough to wrap round a sausage. I buy Gluten free sausages from Sainsbury’s. Their peppery one’s are lovely. But you can use whatever you normally buy and remove the skins by slicing the length of the sausage and unwrapping it. This saves the extra work of rolling out sausage shapes from a packet of sausage meat which usually contains wheat,
- Lay the sausage on the pastry
2. Brush some beaten egg on the pastry either side of the sausage.
3. Lift the cling film and pull the pastry over the sausage and press the edge together.
4. Fold the cling film back out of the way. And trim the excess pastry
5. Using a sharp knife make diagonal slits on the top, trim the ends, then cut into sausage rolls about 3″ long. Or you can leave as one large sausage roll if you prefer. Do the same with the remaining pastry until you’ve used it up.
6. Place on a greased baking tray, brush with beaten egg and put in the oven at 200°C for approximately 20 mins
7. Enjoy at your leisure, or freeze for another day. I promise you, visitors wouldn’t even know these are gluten free. They just melt in your mouth.