picnic-slice

Picnic Slice

Serves 12

1 hour

180°C/Gas 4

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, finely sliced

2 pink lady apples, grated with the skin on

150g dried cranberries

1 packet regular Hafner's sausages, skins removed

100g fresh breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon mustard

1 sheet of shortcrust jus roll pastry, defrosted

1 egg, lightly whisked to make egg wash

Method:

1. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.

2. Gently heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion until soft, add grated apple, dried cranberries and cook gently for 2 - 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and mix the sausage meat, breadcrumbs and mustard into the mixture. It should look like stuffing.

3. Lay the defrosted sheet of shortcrust pastry onto a clean surface and lightly brush the edges with egg. Arrange the sausage mixture in a cylinder shape in the middle and roll the pastry around the mixture to make the picnic slice, it should look like a giant sausage roll. Lay the picnic slice onto the prepared baking tray, pastry seam side down, brush with egg wash and bake in a hot oven for 40 - 45 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Cut into slices and serve.