National Sausage Roll Day
Sausage rolls are a UK delicacy that’s beginning to be appreciated in other parts of the world as well, especially in the U.S. It’s a savory snack that consists of sausage meat wrapped in puff pastry. It’s kind of like the American snack known as “pigs in a blanket,” except it’s made with much higher-quality ingredients.
This food is sold at retail outlets and bakeries all over the U.S., and often a smaller version is served as canapés at cocktail parties. It’s a food that has even managed to earn its own holiday, known as National Sausage Roll Day. This holiday is observed every June 5th and encourages people to enjoy some tasty sausage rolls.
The History of National Sausage Roll Day
The sausage roll doesn’t really have a clear lineage to a particular person or date when it was created. Most food historians believe that they originated in Britain in the late 19th century.
During that time, they would have been a convenient and portable food for the working class, especially since they were known to have been freely available at that time from street vendors and bakeries. Unfortunately, that’s all that’s known about this dish’s history. Of course, the history of National Sausage Roll Day is kind of vague as well.
We believe that it began in the early 21st century. It was probably created by some of the vendors and bakeries that served them. What we do know is that when the holiday came to the U.S. in 2015, it took the country by storm. And that, dear readers, is all that we know about this holiday and the food it represents.
Observing National Sausage Roll Day
Enjoying sausage rolls in one of their forms is probably the best way to celebrate this holiday. This can be done by buying one from a vendor. This food is sold all around the world, but in some places, a person might have to look a little harder for it than in others.
People can also make their own sausage rolls. They can make the American version, wrapped in a hard pastry, or the British version that’s wrapped in puff pastry. Both of these dishes are good, so whatever one a person chooses will depend on their personal preference.
We did a bit of research on sausage rolls and we’ve found plenty of variations on this classic British dish. There are Hoisin Pork Sausage Rolls, Turkey Sausage Rolls, and Chicken Sausage Rolls.
In St. Louis, Missouri, in the U.S., there’s even a sausage roll that’s made with bratwurst wrapped in a pretzel — sort of like a German twist on the whole idea. No matter what type of sausage roll a person chooses, they should just be sure to let the world know about it using the hashtag #NationalSausageRollDay on social media.