Mary Berry’s sausages wrapped in bacon

Cocktail sausages from the supermarket rather than from the butcher tend to come in packs of 18. Double up the recipe if you want more – they’re always a hit with children! Try to buy a good-quality smoked or unsmoked streaky bacon rather than one which is thin and full of water – it makes all the difference.

Mary berry sausages wrapped in bacon
Martin Poole

SERVES 8

6 long slices dry-cured streaky bacon
18 cocktail sausages

1. Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C fan/gas 5.

2. Stretch each bacon rasher with the back of a knife and cut each rasher into three.

3. Wrap a piece of bacon tightly around each sausage and put on to a baking tray.

4. Cook in the oven for about 45 minutes or until cooked and crisp. Serve hot with the roast turkey.

PREPARE AHEAD

Prepare up to the end of step 3. Cover and keep in the fridge. You could also freeze the wrapped sausages at the end of step 3. Thaw overnight in the fridge and cook as directed.

Have yourself a Mary little Christmas

Mary berry christmas recipesOur recipes are from Mary Berry’s Christmas Collection (Headline Home, £25) and Mary Berry’s Simple Comforts (BBC Books, £26). To order at discounted prices, go to mailshop.co.uk/books or call 020 3308 9193. Offer available until 31 December. Free UK delivery on orders over £15.