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Everybody loves a sausage roll but wait till you try our Welsh Glamorgan sausage roll recipe! They may not contain meat but are truly irresistible even to the meat eaters! Full of flavour and cheesy goodness how could you say no?
As a chef and lover of comfort food this one is up there in our top 10. With a few added ingredients from its parent dish, the Glamorgan Sausage, these sausage rolls are full of delicious Welsh ingredients including Caerphilly cheese and leek.
What is a Glamorgan Sausage?
Ever heard of a Glamorgan sausage? It is a tasty traditional Welsh dish that have been around since the 1800s. They are not traditional meat sausages but are actually completely vegetarian and filled with plenty of veggie goodness.
These sausages are made up of various fresh herbs usually, rosemary, parsley or thyme, leek, cheese, seasoning and mustard for a little bit of a kick and extra flavour. Fried in breadcrumbs these crispy Welsh sausages really are a must-try with breakfast, brunch or even a light snack.
A Glamorgan sausage roll is a more modern variation of the Glamorgan sausage, packed full of similar ingredients such as cheese, leek and mustard, however, with the additional flavours of onion and garlic and packed within their puff pastry coats.
Some recipes do keep to the basic ingredients of a Glamorgan sausage, but we find adding a little extra goes a long way.
This traditional recipe has now been adapted by replacing its breadcrumb crust with puff pastry and baking in the oven, making it the perfect veggie picnic food. Much like a regular sausage roll the Glamorgan sausage mixture is laid in puff pastry and wrapped in to a traditional sausage roll style, creating a new recipe created by combining parts of these two popular recipes together.
Glamorgan Sausage Roll RecipeCourse: SnacksCuisine: WelshDifficulty: Medium
1 Roll of Ready-to-Cook Puff Pastry
1 Small Leek
1 Large Onion
2 Spring Onions
1 Clove Garlic
160g Grated Caerphilly Cheese
1 tsp Wholegrain Mustard
2 Medium Eggs
Pinch of Rosemary
Pinch of Thyme
Oil or Butter for Frying
Salt and Pepper to Season
- Preheat your oven to 200 C
- To prepare your vegetables, wash and peel onions, garlic, spring onions and leek before finely slicing.
- Using a pan, heat some oil or butter and add your chopped vegetables, cooking until soft for around 5-7 minutes.
- Add your breadcrumbs, Caerphilly cheese, mustard, rosemery, thyme, leek, salt, pepper, egg (Add one egg at a time and if your mixture is too dry add one more) and fried vegetables into a mixing bowl and stir well so all ingredients are well combined.
- Roll out your puff pastry and cut into rectangles the length you would like your sausage rolls to be.
- Spoon a long length of mixture into the middle of each pastry sheet, and fold over the pastry. Brush the edges with milk and use a fork to crimp the edges down. This keeps the filling from coming out when cooking but also makes a nice pattern. You can score the top of the pastry with a knife before cooking for extra aesthetics.
- Put your sausage rolls on a non-stick baking tray and brush the tops with any remaining milk for a nice glaze. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.
- Your Welsh sausage rolls are ready! Allow to cool for at least fifteen minutes before eating as the filling will be piping hot!
- If your mixture is too mushy, simply add more breadcrumbs to the mix. Similarly, if your mixture is too dry and crumbly, just add a splash of milk to help with the consistency.
Other Variations on the Glamorgan Sausage
Here are some other recipe variations for the traditional Glamorgan sausage:
- Mini Glamorgan Sausage Rolls – Great for the kids, simply make tiny bite-sized versions of this recipe for great finger food for the little ones.
- Glamorgan Bites – Instead of a regular Glamorgan sausage shape, roll your mixture into rounds and continue as normal with your recipe to create these great Glamorgan bites. Easy for dipping and another great idea for finger food for the kids or a party with the same great taste.
- Gluten Free Glamorgan Sausages – Like the sound of this traditional Welsh dish but are gluten free? No problem, I’ve got you covered. Check out my easy gluten free Glamorgan sausage recipe.
- Vegan Glamorgan Sausages – Try a plant-based version for you and your vegan friends and family. Using a few simple plant-based alternatives such as vegan cheddar cheese and soya milk they are Just as delicious without the dairy!
Can You Freeze Glamorgan Sausage Rolls?
Yes, the best way is to freeze before cooking as they have a better result when cooking. Place uncooked Glamorgan sausage rolls in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. Bake from frozen for around 20 minutes.
Natalya is a Welsh chef from the small town of Tenby on the south coast of Wales. With 17 years of experience as a professional chef, Natalya is passionate about Welsh cuisine and loves to use local produce in her dishes. As well as running her family-run business, Lemon & Lime Kitchen, she, and her wife sell their small online bakery produce on Etsy!