SAUSAGE MEAT AND CHUTNEY PLAIT
This incredible recipe was created by an amazing and lovely food blogger, Corrina.
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1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry (around 320 g)
3 tablespoons Boddington’s Berries Christmas Chutney
450 g sausage meat
small handful of fresh herbs such as coriander, chopped (optional)
1 beaten egg, to glaze
black onion seeds, to decorate
1. Preheat your oven to 200C/180C fan. Line a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper.
Gently unroll the sheet of puff pastry so that a short end is near you. This just makes it easier to plait.
Spread the chutney evenly down the middle of the pastry sheet, leaving a gap at the top and bottom.
2. Place the sausage meat (mixed with herbs, if using) on top of the chutney. Fold the top and bottom edges over the sausage meat, then brush beaten egg on top of these folded edges.
Using a sharp knife for neatness, cut the pastry slightly diagonally downwards from the left edge of the filling to the left edge of the pastry. Repeat this all the way down the left side side, leaving about 2 cm between each strip. Repeat on the right hand side of the filling. (Google this stage if it doesn’t make sense).
3. Carefully pick up the first strip at the top and fold it across the filling. It should lie nicely over the top folded edge, at a slight angle downwards. Pick up the top strip on the other side and fold that across the filling, again angled slightly downwards.
Repeat, alternating left and right strips, all the way down to the bottom, so it looks like a plait. The bottom strips should lie across the bottom folded edge, sealing it all together.
Brush the plait generously with beaten egg, then sprinkle black onion seeds on top.
4. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown and cooked all the way through.
Serve hot or cold.
You could of course use other chutneys in this plait, but I would strongly recommend the Christmas Chutney if you want to really get some festive flavours on your table! It truly is delicious.
Boddington’s Berries can often be found at food fayres but the easiest way to buy their beautiful products is through their website.