Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown gives us this delicious recipe for black pudding sausage rolls.

  • 70
  • 6 - 8
  • Easy
Candice Brown won The Great British Bake Off last year, and now has her first book out. Comfort, as its title suggests is a collection of Candice’s tried-and-tested home classics: “The sort of things you want to stick your face in, grab a spoon, dive straight in and worry about burning your mouth later.”


  • For the pastry
  • 150g unsalted butter, frozen
  • 110g strong white bread flour
  • 110g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • 4-5 tbsp ice-cold water
  • 1 beaten egg, for glazing
  • sesame and poppy seeds, for sprinkling
  • salt and pepper
  • For the filling
  • 400g good-quality pork sausagemeat
  • 100g smoked streaky bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 100g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp finely chopped red chilli
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 150g good-quality black pudding
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


Black pudding sausage rolls

First make the pastry.

Sift both types of flour into a large bowl and mix in the dried sage, a pinch of salt and some pepper.

Using a blunt knife, mix the cold, grated butter into the flour to coat it all evenly.

Sprinkle over two tablespoons of ice-cold water and mix in with the knife, then gradually add water, a little at a time, until the mix starts to come together.

The pastry should leave the sides of the bowl clean.

Flatten the pastry into a square shape and wrap it in cling film.

Leave to rest in the fridge for 30-45 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the filling. Put all of the filling ingredients, except the black pudding, into a large bowl with some salt and pepper.

Start mixing with a large spoon – then I like to use my hands. Fry off a small piece of the filling in a small pan to check the seasoning.

Cover the rest and set aside until needed.

Remove the black outer coating from the black pudding and cut it into 1cm sticks.

Set the chilled pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 60 x 30cm rectangle that’s about 3mm thick. Try not to handle the pastry too much.

Spoon the sausagemeat filling into the centre of the pastry and squeeze it together to make a sausage shape that runs across the pastry rectangle, parallel to the 30cm sides (I find flouring your hands helps to do this).

Push the sticks of black pudding into the filling in straight lines from end to end.

With cold, floured hands, lift one 30cm side of the pastry up to the middle over the sausage filling and brush the outside edge with beaten egg (or milk).

Lift the opposite side of the pastry up to slightly overlap and gently squeeze the edges together to create a sealed join of pastry.

Roll the whole thing over so the join is on the bottom. Lift on to a tray and place in the freezer to chill for 10 minutes.

Remove from the freezer and, using a sharp knife, cut across into 5cm pieces.

Arrange these, with the join underneath, on a greased baking sheet that has been lined with greaseproof paper.

Return to the freezer to keep cold while you preheat the oven to 180C fan/200C/Gas Mark 6).

Glaze the pastry with beaten egg (or milk) and snip a small ‘V’ on top of each roll.

Bake for 20-30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the sausage filling is cooked and no longer pink.

Remove from the oven and gently lift the sausage rolls from the baking sheet on to a wire rack to cool.

Sprinkle on the seeds.

Black pudding sausage rolls

Picture: Ellis Parrinder

• Comfort: Delicious Bakes And Family Treats by Candice Brown, photography Ellis Parrinder, is published in hardback by Ebury Press, priced £20  


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