Having followed a low FODMAP diet for around a year now, I enjoy experimenting and recording a range of easy, go-to recipes for tasty snacks. I often struggle with ideas for lunches, so I’ve started trialling gluten free pastry snacks to accompany a salad. Below are my tried and tested, extremely straightforward sausage rolls. Even easier now that ready-rolled ‘Jus-rol’ gluten free puff pastry is now available to buy in supermarkets (I found mine in Morrisons). Before I’ve used ‘Genius Puff Pastry’ available in the frozen aisle at Sainsbury’s, which is not quite as tasty (in my opinion) and needs rolling out first…
1 pack of ready-made gluten free puff pastry (suggestions above, alternatively, you can easily make your own, I will post a blog soon with my results!)
1 packet of sausage meat (Sainsbury’s butchers choice or M&S – check for gluten or onion)
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 egg (beaten)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees / gas mark 5.
Empty the sausage meat into a bowl and add mixed herbs, use your hands to ensure flavour is evenly distributed (alternatively you can use chilli flakes to give them a little kick!)
Roll the sausage meat into a long, thin sausage and place vertically on the pastry, then, using a pastry brush, coat one side of the pastry with egg (this is the side you will fold the pastry onto and seal).
Fold the pastry to create one long sausage roll and coat the surface with egg.
Cut the sausage rolls, as big or as little as you like, I usually cut every 3cm and place onto a non-stick baking tray (or a tray lined with baking paper). Cut a slit or two, to allow the pastry to rise neatly (if using chilli, I mark these with an ‘x’ so I can tell the difference)
Repeat this process until you have used all the pastry and/or sausage meat. You should have enough to use up both. If you ever have leftover pastry, a great alternative are cheese & tomato, or cheese & bacon puffs.
Place in the oven for around 15 minutes (longer if you’ve made bigger ones), or until they appear golden… and enjoy, they taste amazing warm!