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How to Make Delicious Pigs in Honey Blankets

How to Make Delicious Pigs in Honey Blankets

As Christmas is on the horizon; just over six weeks away to be exact, we thought we would whet your appetite by telling you how to make the perfect pigs in honey blankets.

Pigs in blankets are a delectable accompaniment to a traditional turkey dinner on Christmas day, but why not try drizzling honey over them for an irresistible sweet twist?

Preparation is key so why not save yourself extra work on the big day and prepare your pigs in blankets on Christmas Eve? Once you have prepared your bite size delights, pop them in the refrigerator, as this will allow the bacon to set around the sausage, making them easier to cook.

Not only can you add them to your Christmas dinner, but they are also fantastic for finger food at a festive party or as a snack on Boxing Day. Taking little preparation and cooking time, pigs in honey blankets are a very important trimming!

Makes: 32
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS

16 Graig Farm’s rashers of streaky bacon 
32 Graig Farm’s chipolata/children’s sausages
3-4 tablespoon honey
Salt and freshly ground pepper

METHOD

  1. First of all, preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Using the back of a knife, stretch each bacon rasher out and cut them in half so that there is enough for every sausage.
  3. Wrap each chipolata with bacon.
  4. Line a roasting tin with foil and arrange the sausages in it. You don’t need to add oil, as they will cook in their own natural fat.
  5. Take your honey and drizzle it over the sausages before seasoning with salt and ground black pepper.
  6. Once you have done this, shake the roasting tin from side to side, tossing everything together and bake for 35 minutes in total.
  7. Make sure you check on them a few times so that you can give them a quick shake. Also try using a tablespoon to baste the sausages in the honey juices as this will keep the pigs in blankets moist and stop them from drying out. After the 35 minutes, take them out of the oven and add to your dinner. And there we have it, perfect pigs in blankets with a quirky, honey glazed twist!
  8. Try adding a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce and a sprinkle of sage to your recipe, this will give it a spicier taste. Feel free to experiment with as many different flavours as you like to zest up your Christmas dinner. Enjoy!

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