Sausage Rolls from Five Roses Cookbook, 1915

Thank you to Mary Trepanier for sharing one of her favourite cookbooks! Originally printed in 1915, this Five Roses Cookbook is available to view online on This cookbook was produced by Five Roses flour company, a Canadian brand that dates back to 1888. The cookbook claims that “Five Roses is a favourite in one million Canadian homes”.

“City line TV show guest chef often said just use a regular recipe for scones etc.  She got asked so many times for that information that she talked whitecap books into reprinting the Five Rose’s Cookbook (1915)  in 1999. I use it today.”

– Mary Trepanier

Sausage Rolls Recipe

Sausage Rolls

Make a dough as for biscuits. Roll thin and cut into large rounds. Spread one-half thickly with sausage meat and turn the other side over. Pinch edges together and put in a baking pan. Bake half hour. Nice with meat course.

Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups Five Roses flour (sifted)
2 teaspoons cream of tartat
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
Lard size of walnut
Buttermilk (enough to make soft dough not thick enough to roll).

Mix together and empty on to well-floured board, smooth out a little and cut into size desired. Bake in hot oven.

– Five Roses Cookbook, 1915

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