Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sausage Rolls with Honey Mustard Ranch Dip

My Auntie Betty gave me the recipe for this dough years ago and I've used it in different ways.  I used to make little sausage rolls with Smoked Farmer Sausage but I've switched it up a bit to make the pinwheels a tender and attractive little bite  which is easy to take along to add to a party buffet.

Sausage Rolls
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1/2 warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 slightly beaten large eggs
  • 1 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 2  1/2 cups flour
  • 1 small ring smoked farmer sausage. . .any other smoked sausage would work as well.
  1. In a one cup measuring cup add the yeast and sugar to the warm water.  Let sit 10 minutes or until the yeast has proofed.
  2. Put the flour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the eggs, the melted cooled butter and the yeast.
  4. Stir to combine well, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
  5. While the dough is chilling. . peel the farmer sausage and roughly dice.  Put it into a food processor and pulse until it is uniformly crumbs.
  6. Roll the dough into a long strip about 6 inches wide and about 3 feet long.
  7. Sprinkle the farmer sausage crumbles over the dough and roll up jelly roll style.
  8. Cut into 1/2 inch slices and lay on two cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper.
  9. Allow to rise for one hour and then bake in a 375 F oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
If you have leftover sausage crumbles.  . .use them the next day to make easy cheese and sausage buns.  Simply sprinkle the crumbled farmer sausage over cheese on halves of buns and broil on low until the farmer sausage is sizzling and the cheese has melted.

Honey Mustard Ranch Mayo Dip

  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  1. Stir together and refrigerate.
  2. Serve with Sausage Rolls.

9 comments:

  1. This sounds easy and appealing!
    Am I understanding correctly that at the point you roll the dough/sausage, you will have a 36" roll that will be cut to yield 72 pinwheels?
    Have you successfully halved this recipe?

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  2. What a great looking appetizer!

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  3. I imagine that these will freeze well. I've always formed them as sausage rolls. I like the pinwheel idea. The honey mustard dip looks great too.

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  4. I wanted something special to make for my father in law for father's day; this is perfect. He will love it. Thank you!

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  5. Oh, this looks absolutely lovely. Beautiful presentation and wonderful looking appetizer.

    The dough is nice as well...looks sort of like a puff pastry, but without the rolling and folding.

    Thanks for posting.

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  6. czken, I have not halved the recipe. I usually just pop the leftovers from the party into the freezer and rewarm them slightly for a quick little appy.

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  7. Hi! This looks like a fun appetizer! One quick question, is it served hot or cold?

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    1. I usually serve them right out of the oven but are fine once they come to roo temperature as well.

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