Finger Food

Tasty morsels of food tempt the appetite. Serve these sausage rolls, crackers and cheese straws alongside sandwiches, pâtés and cheese at tea time as a filling accompaniment. The salty flavours are winner with children and adults alike.

Sausage rolls

Vegan sausages cut sizes

175g/6 oz/1 1/2 cups plain flour

Pinch of salt

6 oz vegan butter diced

9 oz vegan sausage meat

Vegan egg to glaze

Method

1.To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.

2.Stir in 45ml/3 tbs cold water and gather into a smooth ball dough wrap with clear film (plastic wrap) and chill for 30 minutes.

3.Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/ Gas 5. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to make a rectangle about 30 I’m/12in long cut lengthways into two long strips.

4.Divide the sausagemeat into two pieces and, on a lightly floured surface, shape each into a long roll the same length as the pastry. Place aroll on each strip of pastry. Brush the pastry edges with water and fold them over the meat, pressing the edges together to deal them well.

5. Cut each roll into with. Turn the rolls over and, with the seam side down and brush with the egg. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes until crisp a d golden. Place on a serving plate and serve hot or transfer to a wire rack to cool