Picnic Blanket with a "Banger"
Celebrate the fourth of July and summer with this easy wrapped irish banger recipe, perfect for a picnic.
Picnic Blanket Bangers
1 package of Duncan Farms Irish Bangers
2 rolls of puff pastry, defrosted according to package directions
5 slices of swiss cheese
1 cup of sauerkraut, drained well
1 Duncan Farms Egg
1 tablespoon of water
Sesame Seeds for garnish, optional
Pre-Cook sausages on a grill. Sausages are best cooked over indirect heat. Turn on one side of your grill to medium high. Grill the bangers on the side without the burners on, and close the lid. Cook for 8-10 mins, turning once. Then char-grill the bangers over the heat of grill, just getting grill marks on them.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll out slightly, when cut into quarters the pastry piece should be as long as the cooked banger.
Cut each puff pastry into equal quarters, and place on baking sheet( you will end up with a few extra pieces as there are 5 bangers in a package. See below a fun recipe for what to do with the extra pieces).
Cut each slice of cheese in half and place it down the middle of the pastry.
Spread 1 tsp of Dijon mustard on top of cheese and sprinkle on equal amounts of sauerkraut across 5 pieces of pastry. Place a banger on top.
Roll puff pastry around the banger and place seam side down on baking sheet.
Whish 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of water and brush egg mixture across the top of the puff pastry. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Place in oven and bake for 20-24 minutes, or until golden brown.
Make a special treat with your extra puff pastry pieces!
Take your extra three pieces of puff pastry and cut them in half to make equal sized squares. Spoon a small dollop of lavender jelly into the middle of the square. Use egg wash around the perimeter of the pastry and fold it over itself to form a triangle, sealing the sides of the pastry. Use a sharp knife to score a vent hole in each pastry.
Brush egg wash over puff pastry triangles, and bake for 13-14 minutes, or until edges are golden ( in a 400 degree oven).
Let them cool for 5 minutes and dust them lightly with powdered sugar.