Rustic sausage roll made into a pastry plait. Add your own choice of flavours to the sausagemeat.
Preheat oven to 180C or to the pastry instructions.
Roll out pastry or lay out on a large baking tray. I cook mine on the paper the pastry comes wrapped in, or use greaseproof paper
If using sausages, remove from their casings and season with pepper, and whatever herbs you want. I use sage and chopped spring onion. Mix in, then shape into one long sausage shape. Put in the centre of your pastry
Cut diagonally out from the sausagement each side of the pastry. From the top, put the cut strips over the sausagemeat. Left then right, until you reach the bottom
Cook in the oven for around 35 minutes until the pastry is cooked and sausagemeat is cooked through. If you want to cook a bit longer, cover loosely with foil for the extra time to stop it burning.
Serve hot with chips and beans or salad. Or cold, sliced as a snack.