Sausage Roll questions?

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    -Daniel- Well-Known Member

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    So I often make sausage rolls but I'd like to improve my recipe, anyone got ideas on these?

    Should I cook the mince pork in any way before cooking? (I ask because sometimes the pastry will cook faster than the meat)

    How can I make the mixture softer? (sometimes it's a bit hard, should I add fat? What type of fat? how?)

    And also... any way to stop the pastry sticking to the baking paper? (is this because of the egg wash?

    Saludos!
     
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    I haven't made sausage rolls in a while, but I quite like making it using sausage meat rather than minced pork. I pick some sausages I really like and squeeze them out of the skins. I don't think I've ever heard of the sausage meat being cooked before adding it, but you could make sure that it is at room temperature to help it cook quicker in the oven. It's nice with some herbs added into the sausage meat - thyme in particular works really well with pork.
     
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    I would normally do the same, but sausages in Mexico are not nice for sausage rolls and what I understand as "sausade meat" isn't available on sale, so I need to do everything from scratch and minced pork seemed the best option

    I also like thyme with them!
     
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    Ah ok. In that case I'd try and replicate sausage meat as closely as you can - I can't recommend any specific recipes, but have a look online and see what you can find. I would have thought that would lead to a better flavour and texture for the sausage rolls :)
     
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    Unfortunately online I haven't found great recipes - perhaps I should be looking for a "sausage meat" recipe rather than sausage rolls, I'm gonna check that out and let y'all know how I get on

    The ones I made last week were nice- though the meat was a bit crumbly and not a smooth sausage as it should be. But it tasted great and that's the most important!
     
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