The first of this month's Christmas themed bakes and I've got a recipe for a giant stuffing roll featuring all your Christmas favourites including chestnuts, cranberries and sage. Think of it like a huge pig in a blanket!
A perfect stuffing accompaniment for your Christmas lunch and big enough to feed the masses.
450g pork sausage
200g vacuum-packed chestnuts
140g Bramley apple
100g white breadcrumb
14 rashers streaky bacon
parsley, sage and thyme leaves
Putting it all Together
Put the oven at 190C.
Heat some oil in a frying pan, and fry the chopped onion for 5 mins until softened. Whilst the onion is cooking finely chop the apples and set aside.
Cut the sausage meat out of their casing into a large bowl. Roughly chop the chesnuts, sage, thyme and parsley before adding to the bowl along with all the other ingredients, except the cranberries and bacon. Season and mix well.
Butter and season a large sheet of foil before overlapping the bacon on top. Spoon the mixture over the bacon, leaving a border. Scatter the cranberries over the mixture and lightly press into the mixture. Fold the bacon over the mixture before rolling the stuffing up like a burrito, using the foil to help you.
Pop on to a baking tray and put in the oven to cook for 45 mins. Unwrap, before putting the log back in the oven for another 15 mins to crisp up the bacon.
Serve alongside your Christmas dinner!