Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Scottish Sausage Rolls

Winter is a little too feisty. The weather in Tennessee isn't life-threatening, but it's very Wuthering Heightsy. Before I go outside, I dress carefully, as if I'm heading into battle. Instead of armor and chain mail, I wear a red puffer jacket. My son, Bandwidth, says I look like a giant tomato, but at least I'm warm.


A few days ago, I asked Bandwidth to look for a hearty recipe, and he found Scottish Sausage Rolls at Christina's Cucina, a charming, new-to-me blog that showcases many British recipes. Bandwidth made the rolls himself, along with mashed potatoes and gravy. 


We also put a bottle of HP Sauce on the table, as Christina suggested. 
These meaty rolls were a hit, a pleasing combination of flaky puff pastry and a meatloaf-type filling (but without the tomato sauce). One bite, and I was instantly transported to a pub in the West Country--The Prince of Wales.  These rolls are wonderfully portable if you are bringing an entree to a potluck. 

You can find the recipe, along with step-by-step instructions, at Christina's Cucina. While you're there, you may want to look at a heartfelt, insightful post: "Comments from from a Blogger's Perspective." If you blog about food at all, this post is a must-read.

I hope everyone is warm and snug on this winter afternoon.





35 comments:

  1. Yummy! Those little rolls look so good and your photo snapping is always gorgeous! If you look like a tomato, it has to be a little bitty tiny cherry tomato! :) Have a great week.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. It's more like the tomato that ate New Jersey. I hope you didn't get too much snow!

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  2. I will have a couple of those with a serving of the asparagus - Please. :)
    Enjoy your evening.

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  3. Oh my those sausage rolls look so tasty! Bandwidth did such a great job! Did he style the food or did you? What a great foodie team you are!
    No puffer jacket for me today. It was in the 70's here! I should be grilling.

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    1. He won't style food. lol But he's a great cook. Grilling sounds great!

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  4. I'm with Kitty on the grilling,.....as I type, my hubs is outside grilling a beautiful fillet mignon while I slice the avocados....and it was 75 here today!!!
    Going now to check out that recipe...have a girlfriend night this week. Me thinks this would be perfecto for them!!
    Nice lighting!!

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    1. Filet mignon and avocados--oh, that sounds delicious! Yes, the sausage rolls would be perfect for girlfriend night!

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  5. The sausage rolls make my mouth water! I love a meat pie and the crust on yours look divine! These sausage rolls and the mashed potatoes sound like a perfect meal.

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  6. Those look so good! Will definitely check out her blog too.

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    1. Thank you so much! So many of your readers have popped over and left me the LOVELIEST messages! I am so appreciative! <3

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    2. This makes me so happy to read this!

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  7. I am so happy to see this post, I cannot even tell you! You made my day, and if it wasn't for one of your readers I might not have seen it at all! Your son did a phenomenal job on the sausage rolls and I'm so glad you all liked them (love that you included the HP, too!) Thank you for the shout outs, I truly appreciate it! I'm now off to share this post on my social media! CC

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  8. How cute...a red puffer tomato. I have a red puffer also...and I figured I looked like a red stuffed something! ha. Sons have such endearing comments.Only this year my son told me that the slim northface ski type jacket that hubby gave me at Christmas...my first jacket of this seeming popular brand, was what they are wearing these days...not those huge puffy jackets. "Ha" I said...but am learning to love the slim jacket. However if I want to be warm...I pull out my puffer! And I wore it today. So...stay warm, whatever it takes. BTW the sausage rolls look delicious! Sheila E

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  9. forgot to say...Love the cute new blog border! Sheila E

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  10. Thank you for introducing me to Christina's blog, it looks great. I always enjoy yours!

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  11. What a nice son Bandwidth is to make this delightful and comforting lunch. You a stuffed tomato - never!
    Stay warm,
    Sam

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    1. I'll pass along your kind words to Bandy, Thank you!

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  12. Oh these look good, I have been craving puff pastry~
    Jenna

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    1. It's specially wonderful during the winter, isn't it?

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  13. These rolls look great.....hosting a dinner party at the end of the month and I try to include in the menu things that I can make ahead...I wonder if I can do so with these....

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  14. I love how flaky that crust looks! I could live on crust alone. I read that post on comments. Remember back in the good old days when comments were easy to come by? Now, everyone is spread so thin - Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and a zillion different food blogs.

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  15. Those looked so good I went and visited Christina! She wrote a wonderful post and her all her recipes look great.

    Thank you, Michael :)

    xo

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    1. Glad you went, Rue! Wasn't it a great post? Her recipes look fabulous, too.

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  16. I am sure my hubby would love these. I have NEVER used puff pastry though so could be a but intimidated. BUT, he loves to cook too, so maybe we can try these together!!!

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    1. Pinky, the frozen puff pastry dough is very forgiving. I've been told that the trick is to make the dish, then chill it in the fridge before popping it into the oven. (I never do it, and the pastry never fails me.)

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  17. I make sausage rolls and especially at christmas. Those looked lovely, I bought sausage meat today to make some later on. And I also use bought rough puff pastry, so much easier. It is in the freezer for now, but I will make sausage rolls for the family coming to stay in a couple of weeks time. In fact I shouldn'tbe sat here blogging! As I told myself today I must bake.
    Best wishes from Scotland UK
    Ann :-)

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