Although Gregg’s vegan sausage rolls fly off the shelves, they contain palm oil (why save cows but kill orangutans?) There is no such thing as ‘sustainable palm oil’, which is why Piers Morgan slammed the brand for their ‘animal-friendly products’. Try a recipe by this blogger who has created what he swears is the exact alternative (contains walnuts, so not for young children or allergies).
Easy Vegan Sausage Rolls (The Veg Space) are really quick and easy to make. The recipe is by a trained chef, ideal for a party or picnic. Avoid sausages for choking hazards (or slice lengthwise, and lengthwise again). Do not feed vegan sausages to pets, due to toxic ingredients (mushrooms, onions, spices etc).
homemade palm-oil-free pastry
Nearly all ready-made pastry sold in England contains palm oil, so make your own pastry instead. It’s simpler than you think, but keep fresh dough away from pets, as it can expand in the stomach. For a simple 2-ingredient pastry, mix 250g of flour with 1.5 teaspoons of salt, add 125g of chilled palm-oil-free vegan butter and rub into flour. Pour over 2 teaspoons of cold water to make a dough, add a little water to right consistency.
Knead into a ball, and chill for 20 minutes. To prevent dough from drying out, use parchment paper or even a tea towel (no clingfilm needed). This dough will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer. Just defrost overnight in the fridge, then knead again and roll out.
These Sweet Potato & Chickpea Sausage Rolls (Cupful of Kale) are made with fairly natural ingredients, along with palm-oil-free vegan butter. Ideal if you prefer ‘real ingredients’ over vegan meats.