Sausage Rolls

3 cups warm water

3 tsp. active dry yeast

1 cup honey

5 cups Maida/All-purpose flour

3 tbsp. butter, melted

1 tbsp. salt

3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, plus 2 or 3 cups if necessary

Sausages, for as many rolls as you are making

1 to 2 tbsp. melted butter for brushing


1.  Mix warm water, yeast, and half the honey. Add the all-purpose flour, and mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes, or till it has risen a little.

2.            To the above, add 3 tbsp. melted butter, remaining honey, and salt. Add the whole wheat flour; knead until it’s just pulling away, but still slightly sticky to touch. This may take an additional 2 or 3 cups of whole wheat flour. Grease the entire surface of the dough with a little butter or oil. Cover with a soft cloth and keep it in a warm place. Leave it aside till it has risen and doubled in size, this may take about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

3.            Once it has risen well, pat it down, and divide into small balls in the size of the rolls that you prefer – small, medium or large. I made small ones.  Flatten out each ball to about an inch thickness, place half of a regular sized sausage, or 1 cocktail sausage, in the middle and roll it up, making sure the ends are stuck firmly and does not come loose.

4.            Place in greased baking pans, and leave it until dough has risen to at least about half an inch.

5.            Bake at 350°F /175°C for 20 to 30 minutes; do not over bake. Lightly brush the tops of rolls with melted butter when done to prevent the crust from getting hard. Serve hot with a cup of hot coffee!!