albaparthenicevelut replied to your post “I’d commit murder for a sausage roll right not, but alas it is both…”
I’m in the UK rn and experiencing the exact opposite thing where I’m just really baffled by meat pastries. Not to be mean about something that is clearly a Thing over here but my stomach Does Not Like them. I’m in the north too so I’m always getting people hyping Greggs at me, which is confusing.
Oh fam, fam no. The reason your body is not liking them is because the ones from Greggs are mostly just grease and sugar. (Delicious grease, but still, grease and sugar). I dunno if you’ve tried anything from a wee local owned bakery that isn’t a franchise (I dunno where you are so I can’t recommend any) but the ones you find in local bakeries tend to be so much better in terms of the quality of pastry and the meat. You’ll also find local variations of a meat pastry, which will be so much better than the bog standard “sausage roll”.
In Glasgow the popular meat pastry is a Bridie which is minced steak, onions, butter and suet (usually some gravy, if the bakery us using their steak pie filling) and I would legitimately sell my soul to the Devil himself for the chance to eat one again.
That and a macaroni pie, but those are just pure stodge. Delicious, stomach bloating stodge.
God I’m homesick.