These sausage pinwheels are just right for serving with drinks, their salty taste fueling the fire for boozy refreshment, and vice versa. The savory filling is made with traditional Portuguese farinheira sausage meat that's removed from the casings after the sausages are boiled. (Save that flavorful cooking water for cooking rice or other grains.) Puff pastry is used for the crust, and it is a foolproof way to flaky perfection.


  • 2 Portuguese Farinheira sausages (or similar)
  • 1 package puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk


  1. With a fork, pierce sausages 2-3 times.
  2. Simmer sausages in a pan of boiling water for 10 minutes.
  3. (Tip: Reserve farinheiras broth to cook white rice and serve with meat).
  4. Remove the sausages from the pan, remove skin and set aside stuffing.
  5. Preheat oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F).
  6. Roll out the cold puff pastry into a rectangle.
  7. Cut rectangle into two smaller rectangles.
  8. Place the sausage filling lengthwise on 4 rectangles.
  9. Roll up dough and press ends together and seal with a bit of water.
  10. Cut the rolls of pastry into slices, each about 3 cm (approximately 11/4 inches) thick.
  11. Brush with egg yolk and bake until pastry is golden brown.
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