18 December 2018

Posh Sausage Roll

Glynn Purnell recipe using nurtured in norfolk’s micro cress, edible flowers, edible leaves, herbs, sea veg, pea shoots and micro/baby veg.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. In a frying pan, gently fry the onion, garlic and bacon. Add the Calvados to flambé the pan – take care to avoid the flames. Scrape any cooked-on food from the bottom of the pan. Place the mixture into a bowl and leave to cool.

  3. Place the minced pork and sausage meat into a large bowl. Add the sage, parsley, ginger, nutmeg, pistachios and apricots, and season with salt and pepper. Add the onion mixture to the bowl along with two of the eggs and the breadcrumbs. Mix together to create your filling.

  4. Dust a surface with flour and lay out the rolled pastry. Place the filling onto the pastry and make a sausage shape off-centre. Brush the edges of the pastry with the remaining egg. Fold the pastry over to create the sausage roll. Seal around the edges and brush with the egg. Using a sharp knife, slash the top of the sausage roll to create lines in the pastry. Finish with a grind of black pepper.

  5. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes at 200C/400F/Gas 6, then turn the oven down to 170C/340F/Gas 3½ and cook for a further 10-15 minutes.

  6. For the winter cabbage salad, in a frying pan, melt a knob of butter and gently fry the onion until soft. Add the pear and cook until soft.

  7. Blanch the Savoy leaves in a large pan of boiling water for two minutes. Remove the leaves and refresh in iced water. When the leaves are cool, remove the stems and shred.

  8. Add the cabbage to the onion and pear and fry gently until soft. Add the pomegranate seeds and juice and squeeze of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat.

  9. To serve, place a spoonful of the winter cabbage salad onto the plate. Carve the hot sausage roll and place a piece next the cabbage. Garnish with slices of pear and serve with chutney.


  • Sausage Roll
  • Onion, chopped (1 Medium)
  • Garlic cloves, chopped (2)
  • Smoked streaky bacon, diced (6 Slices)
  • Calvados (75ml/2 1/2fl oz)
  • Sausage meat (200g/7oz)
  • Pork mince (600g/1lb 5oz)
  • Sage leaves, chopped (4)
  • Parsley, chopped (2 tbsp)
  • Ground ginger (Pinch)
  • Nutmeg (Pinch)
  • Toasted pistachos, chopped (50g/1 3/4 oz)
  • Dried apricots, diced (20)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper (Seasoning)
  • Free-range eggs, beaten (2 Large)
  • Bread crumbs (50g/1 3/4 oz)
  • All-butter puff pastry, rolled to 1cm in thickness, 50cm in length and 25cm width (1 Sheet)
  • Winter Cabbage Salad
  • Butter (Frying)
  • Onion, chopped (1 Medium)
  • Pears apple, peeled and diced (2 Large)
  • Savoy cabbage (1 Large)
  • Pomegranate, seeds only (1/2 Large)
  • Lime juice (Squeeze)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (Seasoning)
  • Pear sliced on a mandoline (Garnish)
  • Chutney (Serve)