Sausage rolls are originally a British treat, but they have begun to develop something of a following across the pond, and in the US more and more of us are beginning to understand the delicious appeal of these mouthwatering snacks.
If you’ve never had these savory filled puff pastries it is far past time to add them to your menu, and National Sausage Roll Day is the day to do it! Each year we celebrate this amazing little pastry and the country it came from, and this year so can you! Just delve right in and read up on where it came from, when it’s used, and how surprisingly many people have been missing out on this best of all treats… until now!
The great thing about sausage rolls is how versatile they are, both as a snack food, and as a staple part of a meal. There are a lot of things that play a part in this because it is something you need to make sure you get right. Think about the different ways you can enjoy sausage rolls, such as at a picnic, or as part of a packed lunch. This tasty, versatile treat is rightly celebrated and revered, so let’s find out more about National Sausage Roll Day, and how you can get involved with it.
History of National Sausage Roll Day
First, we should probably just answer the question looming on your mind, “What’s a sausage roll?!” Sausage rolls are much as we’ve described them, a pleasantly spiced mixture of sausage, preferably home-made, that is then carefully wrapped in an all-butter puff pastry (which is usually store-bought these days) and baked until delicious. That’s it, a bundle of sausage in a wrap served up to hungry Brits (And now Yanks!) everywhere.
Sausage Rolls are to Britain what cold chicken is to the America’s, the perfect picnic treat. Sports day? You’ll be having a big plate of these brought out for generalized noshing. On the run and need a quick bite? Bet your lady packed you a sausage roll in your lunch box. Walking down the street and got a hunger? Bet you’ll be tanking up on a sausage roll (or fish and chips…), these things are everywhere and a standard part of British fair.
In fact, in some ways, it could be argued that sausage rolls are as much a part of British culinary culture as fish and chips or a Sunday roast. There is no doubting their popularity, and this can be seen in the fact that they are available in every supermarket and bakery across the land. Whether you want mini sausage rolls for a picnic, or you’re grabbing a large one for a mid-afternoon snack, it is important to understand the impact these tasty treats have had on Britain, and further afield as well.
Of course, apparently Americans didn’t discover them until November of 2015, much to the astonishment of a great foggy island Nor-Norwest of Spain. It was an absolute storm of confusion and disbelief that day as our neighbors from across the pond realized that we poor fools had utterly failed to invent such a basic and miraculous thing as the savory, flaky, buttery, delicious sausage roll. Then again, what should they think about a country that doesn’t properly know what a biscuit is?
How to celebrate National Sausage Roll Day
Well, the best and easiest way to celebrate Sausage roll day is by eating your fill of sausage rolls! If you don’t have access to a place that sells proper sausage rolls, look up a recipe! If possible, look for one from a British recipe site to make sure what you’re getting is an authentic sausage roll. Then share them with your friends and family, so that they too can know what it means to enjoy a sausage roll, hot or cold. Then start preparing for next sausage roll day!
You could throw an event celebrating sausage rolls, and trying out some of the different sausage roll recipes online. You can experiment and get creative with these choices, and this is something you need to make sure you look into. There are so many different things you could do to add some delicious originality to your sausage rolls, and this is something to look into. That way you can customize the sausage rolls and try out things like spices, and different fillings to enhance the flavors.
Another thing you could consider is attending a fayre, where they typically have food stalls and make sure there are sausage rolls stands. Failing this, a picnic in which sausage rolls are the principal focus would be a wonderfully fun and tasty way of being able to indulge in delicious sausage rolls and celebrate this day with your friends. Make sure you do what you can to get involved with National Sausage Roll Day as much as possible.