Thursday, July 30, 2015


These delicious sausage rolls are made with homemade soft, fluffy yoghurt dough and spicy smoked sausages. Although they are typically made with puff pastry, these are much more reminiscent of the rolls we were served for quick lunches and picnics many years ago. You can make them as big or as little as you like, and they can be a great party snack. Choose a smoked sausage you like, and make sure you leave a bit of space between them on the sheet, as they do spread a bit. They are absolutely fantastic straight out of the oven, with a yoghurt dipping sauce, or beer.

Homemade smoked sausage rolls

350 grams plain flour
1 teaspoon dried yeast
1 teaspoon salt
120 grams plain yoghurt
120 ml hot water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
350 grams smoked sausage (rød pølse, chorizo)

Sift the flour twice, then reserve about 100 grams and set it aside. Put the rest of the flour in a large bowl, add the yeast and salt and whisk well. In a small bowl, whisk together the yoghurt with the hot water and oil. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the wet ingredients. Start mixing with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together, then transfer it to a floured surface and continue to knead with your hands for about 5 minutes, adding the reserved flour as you knead. Depending on the flour, you may need to add a bit more flour as you knead. Oil a large bowl, put the dough in, cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rise until doubled in size, about an hour and a half.
Flour your counter, turn out the risen dough and press it well to stretch it, then roll it out to a large rectangle. Cut the rolled dough into even strips (as many strips as you have sausage links), then place the smoked sausages on the strips and roll them up, starting from the long side. Brush the seams with water if they don't stick. Take a very sharp knife and cut each roll into 4 equal pieces. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, cover them with a towel and let them rise for another 30 minutes. Just before baking, brush them with the olive oil. Bake in a preheated oven, at 200˚C (400˚F) for about 20 minutes and serve warm.
Note: You can cut the rolls into 8 or more slices, but adjust the baking time, making sure they don't overbake.