Boxing Day

In England, where I am an honorary citizen by virtue of my former mother-in-law having been born there, they have sausage rolls the day after Christmas. And when I say “they” I mean all of the peoples of England, including the queen. Which is why I made them the day after the day after Christmas for a family brunch at my condo where everyone gathered just before everyone dispersed to their various parts of the country. 

The recipe which you can read here was pretty straightforward. You make dough. It was a soft dough made with sour cream and about 40 pounds of butter but nearly any kind of dough would work, I imagine, including store bought. I made my own sausage. Remarkably easy, actually. And then you bundle it all up into a tube and slice it into pieces. 

The recipe said to bake it at 350 for 20 minutes. Either my brand new oven is way off or they are nuts. It took 30 minutes at 400 to brown them. And they were FABULOUS!!! 

I didn’t think of it at the time but they are often served with steak sauce. That would have made them awesomer.

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