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Chestnut “sausage” Rolls

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This is a vegetarian and gluten free alternative to sausage rolls. 

 The pastry is not puff pastry, but is lovely and crumbly, like a rich shortcrust pastry.  It orginated from a Rose Elliot recipe, but I’ve now changed it to be gluten free.   I love these savoury rolls to eat during the festive period and find them very addictive.  I put a pinch of cayenne pepper in the chestnut mixture to give it a slight kick.  

I use gluten free breadcrumbs from my healthy bread recipe.  Just blitz a couple of slices in the food processor and voila!


150g all purpose gluten free flour

25g almond flour

85g butter

1 egg yolk

2 tspn cold water

1 tspn olive oil

pinch of salt


250g chestnut puree

1 small onion, grated

1 garlic clove, crushed

100g gluten free breadcrumbs

1/2 tspn cayenne pepper


1 egg, beaten


  • Make the pastry by putting the flours and butter into a food processor.  Blitz until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Add the egg yolk, water and oil and blend until the mixture comes together.
  • Remove the mixture and mold into a ball, cover with wax or parchment paper and place into the refrigerator for 30 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
  • Place the filling ingredients into a food processor and blitz until combined.
  • Remove the pastry from the refrigerator and divide into two balls.  Roll each ball out onto a piece of parchment paper into a rectangle.
  • Divide the chestnut mixture into two and roll out into a sausage shape.  Place ontop of the pastry rectangles.
  • Brush the sides with the beaten egg and using the parchment paper, roll the pastry so it covers the filling.
  • Brush the rolls with egg, then cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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  • Reply
    January 6, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Hello I love your site I was worried going gluten free would be awful but your recipes look amazing thank you ? can you tell me if these sausage rolls would be ok cold for say a picnic? Many thanks

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      January 6, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Hi Annette and welcome! Yes, these rolls are lovely cold and would be perfect for a picnic. Hope you enjoy them!

      • Reply
        February 1, 2018 at 2:37 pm

        Do you know the nutrition values for this recipe Chestnut sausage rolls

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