Castle Ward Dexter Beef Sausage Roll

This is the recipe from our famed Dexter Beef sausage rolls served in our cafe.

Light Bites
Dexter beef sausage roll at Castle Ward, Co. Down
  • Preparation time 10 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 30 - 35 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves Makes 6 sausage rolls


  • 400g sausage meat (we use Dexter Beef from the cattle on our estate, but use what you can use any sausage meat)
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 25g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 50g white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 puff pastry sheet


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Place all of the ingredients except the egg and pastry into a large bowl and mix until well combined, 
  3. Lay out your pastry sheet and cut in half lengthways, givng two long strips.
  4. Place the filling carefully along one half of the pastry, trying to keep it roughly even on both sheets, leaving a small gap at the edge.
  5. Wet the edge of the pastry with a little water and fold over the other half, pressing down to seal.
  6. Cut each piece into 3 and place on a baking tray. Brush the tops with the beaten egg to make sure they look glowing and crisp out of the oven.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden. Best enjoyed slightly warm with your sauce of choice!

Notes: If your pastry or meat has not previously been frozen, you can freeze the rolls before the egg washing stage, ideally in a tray until solid and then into an airtight container. From frozen, add the egg-wash and allow an extra 10 minutes cooking time.