Feel like Lyle’s for lunch? Well our sausage roll recipe uses Golden Syrup to caramelise onions to sticky perfection, and its not-so-obvious secret weapon? Chopped apricots! And with a glug of whisky in there alongside it, there’s all sorts that makes this recipe a genuinely memorable twist on the very ubiquitous snack.
Make the onions
Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.
Add the onions, 1 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup, and a pinch of salt, tossing them to coat evenly.
Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cover the pan with a lid, leaving a small gap for steam to escape.
Let the onions cook down for at least an hour, stirring occasionally, until they are very soft, golden, and not too wet.
Increase the heat and add a generous amount of whisky, allowing it to bubble down until almost no liquid remains.
Transfer the onions to a plate and let them cool completely by spreading them out in a thin layer.
Soak the apricots
Place the apricots in warm water and let them soak for about 20 minutes.
Drain the apricots and dice them.
Prepare the sausage rolls
Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F).
Chop the cooled onions and add them to the sausage meat mix.
Add the thyme leaves, chipotle flakes, diced apricots, and season with salt and pepper.
Preheat a frying pan and make a small patty from the sausage meat mixture.
Fry the patty in oil and taste for seasoning, adjusting with more salt or chili as needed.
Assemble and bake the sausage rolls
Unwrap the pastry and place it on a lightly floured surface.
Roll out the pastry slightly thinner for easier wrapping.
Cut the rectangle into two lengthwise strips.
Form two long sausages with the meat mixture down the centre of each pastry strip.
Brush one side of each pastry strip with beaten egg.
Fold each strip over to create two long sausage rolls.
Cut the rolls into two-inch pieces and snip each piece twice on top with scissors.
Brush each piece with more beaten egg.
Place the sausage rolls on a baking tray and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and are cooked through.
Ingredients – 9 items
Whisky or brandy
Lyle’s Golden Syrup
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