David Simpson

Is a Chef that work’s in Dobbins Inn, who set up a facebook group to help people bake during the Covid-19 Lockdown.

David set up a facebook group to help people with their baking during isolation. The page now has over 40,000 members in a few days. The group is called Home cooking recipes isolating chef

David has shared some of his Recipes with us:


These homemade sausage rolls can be cut into small pieces for appetizers, or make them larger and enjoy them for lunch or dinner.

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Keyword sausage rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 600 g Shortcrust Pastry
  • 500 g pork mince
  • 90 g small diced onions
  • 75 g small diced apple
  • 8 g black pepper
  • 1 egg medium
  • 40 g dried breadcrumbs
  • 10 g smoked paprika
  • 5 g salt


  1. Put the meat into the bowl add the onion and breadcrumbs

  2. seasoning and spices add the eggs and bind together
  3. Put into a medium-size pipping bag cut the tip to your required
  4. size and pipe your line onto the pastry
  5. Roll out the short pastry 1/4” (5 mm) thick.
  6. Cut into desired size squares, for example, 4” (10 cm) wide.
  7. Place the sausage meat onto the pastry.
  8. Moisten the edges with egg wash (beaten egg), then fold over the pastry and seal together.
  9. Paint top with egg wash.
  10. Place onto a baking sheet and bake in an oven at 200°C (400° F) for 20 minutes.
  11. note: Drop egg and add 15ml Worcester sauce if you are dairy intolerant


Read David’s story and his journey coping with Isolation during the Covid-19 Pandemic and 15 of his favourite Recipes.

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