An irresitable accompaniment to a party.


  • 100g ginger conserve

  • 100g wholegrain mustard

  • 1 x 15ml tablespoon garlic oil

  • 1 x 15ml tablespoon soy sauce

  • 50 cocktail sausages

  • 1 round (approx. 23cm diameter)

  • Thick-crust sourdough or rye

  • Bread loaf, for serving (optional)


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°c/gas mark 4. In a bowl, whisk together the ginger conserve, mustard, garlic oil and soy sauce.

  • 2.

    Turn the sausages in the mustardy mix and then arrange them on either a large, shallow-sided tin or 2 smaller tins. The height of the tin’s sides will determine how quickly the sausages colour and cook.

  • 3.

    If you are using high-sided tins, they will need about 45 minutes in the oven; cooked on a shallower tray, 30 minutes should be fine. And do line with foil or use throwaway foil trays, or washing-up will be a nightmare.

  • 4.

    To serve the sausages in their bread bowl, cut a circle around the top of the bread to take off a “lid”. Put this lid on one side for a moment, and tear and pull out the doughy filling with your hands, leaving the crust intact so that you have a hollow bowl.

  • 5.

    Fill this emptied-out loaf with as many sausages as you can – you may have to top up with a few as you go – and then you can balance the lid at a jaunty angle for maximum effect and your guests’ amusement. Serve with a small pot of cocktail sticks to spear the sausages, but if you’re skipping the bread bowl option, let the hot sausages cool slightly before handing them out.


Recipe from Nigella Kitchen by Nigella Lawson, published by Chatto & Windus, part of the Random House Group Ltd.

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Posted by PixelsReport
My favourite for parties!
Posted by Report
is ginger conserve the same as ginger marmalade?
Posted by Cheryl171Report
This sounds yummy have my sons 40th birthday party coming up soon will be trying it then
Posted by muppyReport
i cooked this on the bbq, it was great and simple but it would be better on a tray so you don't lose the sauce! check it out -
Posted by ChrisReport
saw this morning - looked easy and tasty, so will be cooking for Christmas parties