And so it begins ….. it is a vitally important role that requires much earnest concentration and preparation. You see it is not as simple or straightforward as you might think, there are numerous permutations and this year that has had to be expanded.
First there is the ‘just out the oven’ test, the crisp crunch of pastry, the moist meat and tang of seasoning.
Then there is the ‘cooled from the rack’ test, to ensure consistency, you know just in case.
It is necessary then to move on to the ‘warmed in the microwave’ test, food safety standards and all that.
New for this year is the ‘dunk’ test, how both a warmed and a cold sausage roll taste when dunked in a dab of brown sauce. Plus as well as the lovingly prepared sausage meat, there are Frankferters wrapped in pastry.
This could take some time ……
Merry Christmas readers, hold tight for the New Year.