Most people know how easy it is to indulge in one or a few more sausage rolls whenever they are at your disposal.

So needless to say being able to make your own, easily at home, will come in handy whenever you are craving them.

A baker has offered his simple recipe for the perfect homemade sausage rolls wrapped in a golden flaky pastry.

Sausage rolls. Picture: Instagram @storiesfromthestove

Morgan Hipworth, from Melbourne, shared a TikTok video showing exactly how he made the classic snack using pork mince, bacon, carrot, celery, onion, panko bread crumbs, herbs, black sesame seeds and puff pastry.

‘Do you still have store-bought sausage rolls? Nah, we make our own,’ the 20-year-old said in his TikTok video.

To make the rolls, he fried off the diced carrots, onions and celery in a pan until soft.

Next he added the bacon and cooked it until it was crispy, then he set it aside.

In a large mixing bowl, he combined the pork mince, egg, herbs such as rosemary, thyme, parsley, bread crumbs and the bacon mixture.

‘Pork results in a much juicer result than beef due to the fat content,’ Morgan said.

He then cut a puff pastry sheet in half and placed half the filling and shaped it into a long log along one edge of the pastry.

Morgan brushed the edge of the pastry with the egg wash then he rolled up the sheet into a sausage roll, finishing with the seam side down.

Sausage rolls. Picture: Instagram @wildkiwipies

He brushed egg wash on top, and added a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

The sausage rolls were baked in the oven at 200C for 20 minutes, or until deeply golden and crispy.

Morgan said tomato sauce is a ‘must have’ when serving sausage rolls.

His video has since been viewed more than 800,000 times, with many saying they couldn’t wait to recreate the sausage rolls at home.

Here is how you can make Hipworths sausage rolls at home:

Ingredients (makes 4 large sausage rolls)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 carrot, cut into cubes

1/4 onion, cut into 1/2cm cubes

2* 6cm sticks celery, thinly sliced

4 rashers streaky bacon, sliced into approx 1cm strips

500 grams pork mince

1 egg

50 grams panko bread crumbs

1 tablespoon rosemary, finely diced

2 teaspoons thyme, finely diced

1 tablespoon parsley, finely diced

1 sheet puff pastry

Salt & pepper to taste

For the egg wash:

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

To garnish:

Sesame/black sesame seeds


Preheat the oven to 200C

In a fry over medium add the olive oil, carrot, onion and celery and cook until it turns soft. Add the bacon and cook for a further 2-3 minutes or until the bacon starts to turn crispy (don’t make it too crispy though as it will continue to cook in the oven). Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

In a bowl combine the mince, egg, breadcrumbs, herbs and cooled bacon mixture and mix until combined.

Make the egg wash by combining the egg and milk in a bowl and whisk until combined.

Cut the puff pastry sheet in half and layout half the mince mixture and form into a sausage shape along one edge of the pastry. Brush the other edge of the pastry with the egg wash then roll up the pastry into the sausage rolls. Cut in half and add to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with the other half of the puff pastry sheet.

Brush with the egg and top with sesame seeds. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until deeply golden. Serve with tomato sauce and enjoy!

SOURCE: Morgan Hipworth

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