I love making pastry. I know it can be tricky and to many the idea of making their own when you can buy very good pastry seems a kitchen step too far! In the UK perhaps I would agree and certainly puff pastry was of such good quality in the supermarket I would never have considered taking the time to make my own but in Canada I find the bought stuff to be a bit lacking. (To see my recipe for puff pastry click here). Now puff pastry is time consuming and if I have not got a batch stashed away in the freezer and time is against me another pastry friend can step in to help me. Based on a Delia recipe for a quick flaky pastry, there are no rolling and folding steps just a little butter freezing. It is an excellent pastry and perfect for sausage rolls!
QUICK AND EASY FLAKY PASTRY
I used the pastry to make sausage rolls by skinning good quality sausages and laying them onto the rolled out pastry. Egg wash one side of the pastry and roll up. Cut into large or small sections and place on a baking tray and egg wash the tops. Bake till golden brown and delicious!