The Art of Darkness

Dramatic Sausage Rolls

March 15th, 2012 by Cobwebs

Dramatic Sausage RollOnce again Pinterest fails in the attribution department, so I’m not sure who’s responsible for these screaming pigs-in-blankets. They are, however, undeniably awesome and would be an easy hors de’oeuvre for a cocktail party.

Since the sausages don’t appear to be baked into the dough, I’m betting that the cones were made using the same general method as for these crescent-roll “carrots:” Strips of dough are wrapped around a cream horn mold and then baked before filling. In this case, you’d want to add two bumps of dough for eyeballs (just stick them on with a little egg wash) and two small rolls of dough split at the end to make arms or fins or whatever those things are.

Once baked, make your favorite recipe for cocktail franks (the ones in barbecue sauce are tasty) and insert one into each cone. Decorate the eyes with a little dab of powdered sugar thinned with milk, then add a pupil using either food coloring or a dot of melted chocolate (be careful not to use too much if you plan to re-warm before serving, lest it melt and run).

Super-easy, and hilariously dramatic.

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8 Responses

  1. jeanne e. Says:

    these are seriously awesome looking. :) i may have to make some for the next gathering…

  2. pensive Says:

    trying to think of something else to use as the tongue… i need to make bread for my father in law’s birthday party this weekend, and he is not happy about having a birthday this year. the look of horror might amuse him. hmmmmm

  3. xJane Says:

    You can even make them veggie by using baby carrots!

  4. Janet Says:

    Great! I’m going to put pepperoni with cheese under broiler then add them in the hole! I think I’ll also add guacamole in some too! The eyes will be those already ediable eyes! I’m thinking of skipping the arms and putting pipe cleaners formed into arms under them after they are cooked!! I’ll post a picture after I make them! I will use cream puff comes and probably use bread stick dough!!!

  5. Marjorie McConnico Says:

    What can we substitute for cream horn molds? Maybe a stainless knife handle or a regular sized raw carrot or a foil shape? Most of us don’t have cream horn molds these days ?

  6. Janet Says:

    You can buy ice cream cones and wrap them in tinfoil. You can also just make tinfoil cones but it would take a lot! I bought my cones online, 18 for about 12 bucks! It was worth it!

  7. Naomi Says:

    I really want to make these but am NOT a cook – so any help on specific details would be very much appreciated:
    – what type of dough is this? looks like pretzel dough, perhaps? appears to have risen/very shiny (egg wash?)
    – cooking temp/time?
    -any other tips welcome

  8. Deb Says:

    Naomi just use some pilsbury biscuit or crescent roll dough. Easy peasy!

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