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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


This is one of the very best inventions of the British cuisine (together with scones, bread and butter pudding, fish pie, cauliflower cheese, eccles cakes, Yorkshire pudding, mince meat pies, sticky toffee pudding, English breakfast... yum!)

This is adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe. My children (who have now seen recipes from a few chefs) think he is definitely the coolest.

You need:

-1 sheet of shop bought puff pastry (rolled out)
- 6 chipolata sausages
- a pinch of oregano
- 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese (Jamie uses Parmesan cheese but Cheddar is nicer)
- 1 egg - beaten.
- 2 spoonfuls of sesame seeds.
- a little bit of olive oil.

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees temperature. Cut the puff pastry sheet into two rectangles. Put the 6 sausages over one of the rectangles (perpendicular to the longest side) leaving 10 cms more or less between each sausage. Sprinkle the oregano and cheese on top of the sausages. Cover it with the other rectangle of puff pastry. Cut it into 6 little parcels (one with each sausage) making sure you tuck well the sausages into the pastry. We pressed the sides of the pastry with a fork (partly to ensure nothing would get out and partly for decoration). Paint the rectangles with the beaten egg, sprinkle sesame seed on top, put a drizzle of olive oil on top of each roll and bake for 15 to 20 minutes till golden. The rolls are delicious both hot and cold.

The children love making this and help with it all. They never manage to make nicely cut rectangles, but who cares.