How To Make African Sausage Rolls with Video Tutorial

African sausage rolls are a trendy snack in West Africa. It consists of puff pastry rolled around a well-seasoned sausage.  The pastry used for this rolls is very similar to the one used for the Nigerian Meat Pie or  Chicken Pie


For a softer cake, a combination of butter and margarine is commonly used, but feel free to use only margarine for that, and it looks great to me.

The sausage meat I used to has been seasoned from the grocery store, so I just used a stock cube to lower the salt level (it’s so salty), but season the free sausage to your liking.


  • 2-1 / 2 cups plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6-8 tablespoons water
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Add flour, baking powder, cold margarine with salt and butter to the pan, and roll the fat into the flour until a crumbly texture is formed.
  2. Add some water at a time until firm paste forms.
  3. Knead the dough for a few seconds to one minute and set aside, do not overload the dough!
  4. Season the sausage with the broth and mix well.
  5. Now roll the cake batter into a rectangle about 1/6 to 1/8 inch thick and cut the rough edges (watch the video for that)
  6. Take out the sausage meat and shape the logs, then flip it over until it folds slightly (see video) and cut off the excess dough.
  7. Cut the rolled cake to the desired length and place the pastry in a pre-greased and floured pan, and you can decorate the rolls with a knife to make a mark on the cake (see video), or use a fork to stitch it.
  8. Now make the egg wash by whisking 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water and shaking it on the surface of the sausage rolls and bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 35 minutes.
  9. Serve hot or warm and enjoy.

Watch this video for visual explanations

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