Intro: Pigs in Duvets
Pigs in blankets are pretty special, right? What's not to love about mini sausages wrapped in bacon, aka "pigs in blankets". I'll tell you what - pigs in duvets. And not just pigs in duvets, pigs in duvets snuggled up with a cranberry sauce hot water bottle.
Here's what you need: to make 6 pigs in duvets:
- 6 chipolatas
- 3 strips of smoked streaky bacon
- 320g puff pastry (I used 1 sheet of Jus-Rol puff pastry)
- 2-3 tablespoons cranberry sauce
Cut the bacon strips in half and wrap once around the chipolatas. I found that part-baking the chipolatas made sure that they were fully cooked after being wrapped in pastry without the pastry over-baking so baked them for about 10 minutes in a fan oven that was preheated to 200C.
While the piggies are baking, slice strips of the pastry (rolled to about 1 1/2mm thick) to the width of the sausages and long enough to wrap around the sausages once.
Spoon a little cranberry sauce in the middle of the pastry strips and once the sausages have been part baked, wrap them up in the pastry and return to the oven for around another 10 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown.