Actifry pigs in blankets with a BBQ Jack Daniels glaze
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Remember folks, you can make this syn free by swapping out the bacon, using syn free sausages and omitting the glaze. But you could also brush your teeth with the bog-brush and save on toothpaste: doesn't mean you should. Spend the syns and enjoy this!
Don't have an Actifry? Shame on you. But these can be done in the oven too, and we'll cover that for you!
twenty wee chipolatas (syn free if you pick the right ones, otherwise, syn accordingly)
twenty strips of streaky bacon - use bacon medallions if you absolutely must (syn accordingly if you use streaky bacon - 100g is 9 syns, and we barely used that)
For the glaze:
a shot (25ml) of Jack Daniels (we use the one with honey because we're fancy AF) (3 syns)
six tablespoons of BBQ sauce - we use Tesco's own brand because we're not fancy at all, despite what we said above, sorry) - (6 syns)
So for twenty pigs in blankets, made with the glaze, you're looking at just under two syns a pop, including the streaky bacon.
wrap each wee sausage in a rasher of bacon, or half a rasher if you've got big slices
if you're using an Actifry Genius like us, no need to remove the paddle
if you're using an older Actifry, remove the paddle
place them into your Actifry with the 'join' of the bacon face down
if you're using an Actifry Genius, set the cooking mode to '2' (breaded products) and the timer for ten minutes - selecting this mode means the paddle won't turn, which will keep your pigs in blankets together
for an older model, set yourself a wee timer for ten minutes
set everything away cooking, and in that ten minutes, whisk together your sauce and Jack Daniels
when the ten minutes is up, tip in your glaze and:
for the Genius, select cooking mode 1 and ten minutes, which will make the paddle turn and get everything coated and sticky
for the older models, carefully pop the paddle back in and set it away for ten minutes
serve to rapturous applause
These really are bloody lovely. The only reason we suggest not using the paddle straight off is if the sausages go tumbling about, they might lose their blankets!
Can do these in the oven too - on a roasting tray for ten minutes, then glaze the buggers and put them back in.
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Recipe by twochubbycubs at http://twochubbycubs.com/2019/12/12/actifry-pigs-in-blankets/