Lots of sausage meat and cranberry sauce available around Christmas time so put it to good use with this tasty family meal. The recipe makes enough for 6 people and it will keep for 4 days in the fridge. To reheat, place on a baking tray and put int he oven at 180C fan for 10 minutes.If you can't find sausage meat, buy sausages and sqeeze the meat fromt he skins.
Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan and gently sauté the onions for about 10 minutes or until soft.
Have the sausage meat ready in a bowl. Add the cooked onions along with ground cinnamon, ground ginger, thyme, salt and a good grinding of black pepper and mix with your hands until well combined.
Unroll the puff pastry leaving it on the paper in which it is wrapped and place on a baking tray. Put the sausage meat lengthways down the middle of the pastry, spoon the cranberry sauce on top of the meat and finish with the prosciutto covering the sauce.
Fold over one side of the pastry, brush the other side with egg and fold that over and gently seal the edges to make a roll. Brush roll with the remaining egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds if using and put in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180C fan
Cut the sausage roll in half and place them side by side on the tray and bake for 40 minutes
For a main course, serve 2 slices with salad or veg and some extra cranberry sauce on the side.