Embracing their 10th anniversary, HECK, renowned experts in sausages, have curated a delightful collection of 10 recipes to ignite culinary creativity among sausage enthusiasts.
Among these innovative creations is the unconventional “sausage trifle,” a savoury twist on the classic layered dessert. Piped mashed potatoes, a delectable cheese sauce, and proudly upright sausages form the layers of this unique dish.
A contemporary rendition of tikka masala curry replaces traditional chicken with chicken sausages, while other mouth-watering recipes include cooked sausage sushi and a daring pork and apple tarte tatin.
In a playful departure from the traditional cream-filled choux buns of the French dessert croquembouche, the sausage-inspired version boasts Yorkshire puddings, sausages, and a generous drizzle of savory gravy atop the tantalizing, volcano-shaped gastronomic delight.
Other beloved dishes have also received a porky twist, including bao buns, ramen, muffins, and a sausage-infused bread and butter pudding.
Breaking free from the ‘teatime rut’ This culinary inspiration comes in response to a survey of 2,000 adults, revealing that 79 percent of them find themselves trapped in a ‘teatime rut,’ repeatedly consuming the same meals month after month.
Debbie Keeble, representing HECK and their Future Teatime Classics campaign, expressed, “Infusing panache and excitement into flavor-packed meals is our ultimate goal.”
“Research shows that we often find ourselves preparing the same dinners day after day. Throughout the past 10 years, HECK has encouraged the people of Great Britain to invent, rethink, and reinvigorate their teatime.”
“While we regularly share new ideas on our social channels, for this special occasion, we wanted to go the extra mile by releasing 10 complete recipes.”
“So, the next time you’re contemplating a classic bangers and mash, perhaps consider reaching for the trifle bowl instead.”
A tantalizing twist The study also revealed that 59 percent of adults believe dinner to be the most significant meal of the day, defying the common notion that breakfast holds that distinction.
Additionally, 70 percent stated that dinner is their favorite mealtime, with home cooks spending an average of 38 minutes in the kitchen each evening.
When asked to recall iconic TV food moments, Gino D’Acampo’s humorous “If my grandmother had wheels, she would’ve been a bike” comment on ITV’s This Morning took the top spot. His playful remark left show host Holly Willoughby in fits of laughter and hiding from the cameras after he suggested adding ham to his authentic Italian carbonara recipe.
Interestingly, while Gino expressed dismay at the idea of altering his recipes, 46 percent of respondents believed it was time for meals, especially those involving sausages, to be reinvented for a more exciting twist. Furthermore, one in six individuals expressed curiosity about trying sausages in sweet treats.
Conducted via OnePoll, the survey also found that 56 percent of respondents consider sausages to be a staple item in their grocery shopping.
Ruby Parkyn, representing HECK, a Yorkshire-based family-run business that has introduced 10 different sausage varieties since 2013, stated, “Our 10-year milestone is significant, and we wanted to celebrate it in the best way we know how—by creating something absolutely delicious.”
“As a huge fan of the TV sitcom Friends, I can confidently say that our version of the meat-based trifle is much more enjoyable than the one Rachel prepares for Thanksgiving.”
Tested and approved by HECK’s Secret Sausage Society, the Future of Teatime Classics recipes include:
- Sausage Trifle
- Sausage Croquembouche
- Sausage Tikka Masala
- Sausage Cottage Pie
- Sausage Bao Buns
- Sausage Ramen
- Pork & Apple Tarte Tatin
- Savoury Sausage Bread & Butter Pudding
- Cooked Sausage Sushi
- Sausage & Pineapple Muffins