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Sausage flowers: the recipe for an easy and tasty holiday appetizer

Total time: 10 min prep/ 15 min bake
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
By Cookist

Sausage flowers are an easy and tasty savory appetizer, ideal to bring to the table at the start of a dinner with friends or for a festive aperitif.

Making them at home is really simple and quick: just wrap the sausage with a small rectangle of puff pastry, then divide them into six equal parts with a smooth-bladed knife, taking care not to completely cut into the dough, and then delicately rotate each roll obtained towards the inside, until giving the preparation its characteristic flower shape. Once ready, all you have to do is place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper, brush them with the egg, previously beaten with a drop of milk, and then sprinkle them on the surface with a handful of sesame seeds. The result, after baking, will be fragrant and tasty finger foods, perfect to serve at Christmas or for the New Year's Eve buffet.

If you wish, you can use a rough puff pastry instead of puff pastry pastry, or you can omit the sesame seeds or replace them with poppy seeds.

For our recipe we opted for classic pork sausages but nothing prevents you from purchasing chicken or turkey ones for a lighter result: the important thing, whatever your choice, will be to read the label carefully, preferring a excellent quality raw material.

Alternatively, you can cut out the sausages as per our instructions, then join the two ends and then place the resulting circle on a puff pastry disc cut to size: in this way you can create the center of the flower with a small piece of string cheese for a delightful stringy effect. Find out how to prepare sausage flowers by following the step-by-step procedure and advice.

puff patsry
1 egg
Sesame seeds

How to prepare sausage flowers

Unroll the puff pastry with all its baking paper and place the frankfurters on top.

Cut out the pastry with a smooth-bladed knife, so as to obtain many rectangles large enough to wrap the frankfurters.

Roll each pastry rectangle around the frankfurters.

Cut each frankfurter into 6 equal parts, being careful not to completely cut into the dough.

Gently rotate the two ends inwards to create little puff pastry flowers.

Place the flowers obtained on a baking tray, lined with baking paper.

Beat the egg with a few drops of milk in a bowl.

Brush the pastry with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the sesame seeds .

Place in a preheated oven at 200°C and leave to cook for about 15 minutes. When finished, bake the rustic .

Distribute the sausage flowers on a serving plate, bring to the table and serve.

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