Saucijzenbroodjes (Dutch puff pastry sausage rolls)

Posted: May 2, 2024
Saucijzenbroodjes (Dutch puff pastry sausage rolls)

Dutch sausage rolls can be found in every grocery store and bakery in the Netherlands. Everyone loves a sausage full of flavor wrapped in buttery puff pastry. A sausage roll makes a perfect snack, or you can even eat them for lunch or serve them at picnics and other parties (especially if you make them smaller).

Two Dutch sausage roll recipes

We have two very popular sausage rolls in The Netherlands. The Dutch like their sausage rolls, we have two that are really popular: worstenbroodjes and saucijzenbroodjes. Both are sausage rolls, but they are different. Let’s take a look!

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Worstenbroodjes

These sausage rolls are from the south of The Netherlands and are also called ‘Brabantse worstenbroodjes’. The meat mixture is very simple and only has mustard, salt and pepper for flavoring (in my recipe, some leave out the mustard).

The sausage is wrapped in bread dough. If you want to make these, here’s my recipe for sausage rolls in bread dough.

Saucijzenbroodje

Now the recipe I’m sharing with you in this blogpost. They aren’t from a specific region in the country, but you can buy them at a lot of places, it’s a popular snack.

The meat mixture has more flavorings: mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, speculaas spice mix, nutmeg and salt. A big difference when compared to the rolls above. Next difference: these sausages are wrapped in puff pastry. You can make your own or buy puff pastry from the store (fridge or freezer).

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Mini sausage rolls

The size of a saucijzenbroodje is enough for a good snack. You can compare them to a sandwich. They are too big for an appetizer, but you can make them bite-sized!

Cut a sausage roll in three and you have a perfect appetizer. Perfect snack for a high tea, game day, picnics and many other occasions.

The baking temperature will stay the same, but the baking time will be a little shorter. Start with 20 minutes and then check if they need more time in the oven.

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How to store a sausage roll

These saucijzenbroodjes are best when they come out of the oven and are still warm, but you can make them in advance and store them really wel. I’ll share my tips and tricks!

Storing unbaked sausage rolls

There are a few ways to store them unbaked, so I’ll give you all the options.

  • You can freeze the sausages (without pastry) in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • If you use homemade puff pastry or buy puff pastry from the refrigerator, you can store the sausage rolls in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • If you used frozen puff pastry, you can’t store them in the freezer. But you can after baking.

Allow the frozen sausage rolls to thaw for about 45 minutes before placing them in the oven. Bake according to the recipe.

Storing baked sausage rolls

Have you already baked your sausage rolls and are wondering how to keep them fresh?

  • I wrap my puff pastry rolls in aluminum foil and store them at room temperature for 2-3 days (if it’s not too hot).
  • If you used homemade or refrigerated puff pastry, you can freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Reheating sausage rolls

The puff pastry will be crispy and flaky when fresh, it will get a bit soft when stored. But it’s easy to get them crispy again!

They need to be at room temperature. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 180°C/350°F for about 10-15 minutes.

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Dutch saucijzenbroodjes (sausage rolls)

Everyone loves a sausage full of flavor wrapped in buttery puff pastry. They make a perfect snack, or you can even eat them for lunch or serve them at picnics and other parties (especially if you make them smaller).
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients 

Sausage Mix

  • 500 grams minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp coarse mustard
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 0.25 tsp speculaas spice mix
  • 0.5 tsp nutmeg
  • 0.5 tsp salt

Other

  • 10 square slices of puff pastry 12cm/4.7inch
  • 1 egg yolk whisked with a teaspoon of milk

Instructions

  • Take the puff pastry slices out of the freezer and let them thaw.
  • Knead all the sausage ingredients together in a large bowl to make your own seasoned ground beef mixture.
  • Divide the mixture in 10 equal portions and make them in a sausage shape, about the length of the puff pastry sheets.
  • Place the defrosted puff pastry sheets with the sticky side up and place the sausage in the center of the sheet.
  • Fold the pastry over. Use a fork to press all the way around to close the sausage roll.
  • Place the sausage rolls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and give them an egg wash with the beaten egg yolk. Let them rest for half an hour and brush them again with the egg yolk.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C/375°F (conventional oven) for 30 minutes until golden brown.
Tips

You can also use half and half minced meat for a softer result.
How to store

Wrapped in aluminum foil, they keep for 2-3 days (puff pastry will become softer), or freeze them for up to 3 months. See the information above for more tips and tricks.

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