A Hertfordshire favourite

The Braughing sausage is steeped in history and is now a favourite modern classic. With a good balance of ingredients, good quality shoulder pork, a good fill and a hint of spice complimenting the pork without overpowering it, resulting in a really morish and deliciously tasty sausage.

Since the 1920s the village of Braughing in Hertfordshire had a Butchers shop, but it was 1954 when Douglas White and his wife Anna made their first Braughing Sausage. Initially selling for one shilling and ten pence a pound (about 10p in today's money). Their blend of pork and seasoning proved to be very popular with the people of Braughing and East Hertfordshire and established Braughing as a village famed for its sausages.

Since those days their recipe has remained the same and the sausages are still made using traditional methods. They are still made in small batches, on a daily basis, made fresh to order in all sizes from cocktails up to jumbos for their clients. They are delivered to stores or customer’s doors the following day ensuring maximum flavour and quality. One thing that has changed is the quantity that is produced, over 30 000 sausages are sold each week!

I was lucky enough to visit their factory and was very impressed. They only use premium British pork shoulder meat with a bit of belly fat for optimum flavour; then Rusk and the “special” seasoning is added which gives it the distinctive texture and taste that will all love so much.

As Braughing sausages are made with natural casings they so should never be pierced, allowing them to cook in their own juices. The Braughing Original Sausage is made with 65% pork and there is now a Braughing Extra Sausage too made with 75% pork.

As we all know this delicious Sausage is ideal for all-day dining from breakfast through lunch, to bar meals, dinner and BBQs. The Braughing Sausage is so popular it can be found on many pub menus and is available in local delicatessens and farm shops. Their customers travel miles to stock up on their favourite sausage so they have endeavoured to increase the number of stockists to make it easier to buy them without a long journey. Many customers today prefer the ease and convenience of ordering on line and receiving their sausages next day via a chilled courier.

D White Butchers is now owned by Musk’s, the sausage company that hold the Royal Warrant – and so Braughing joined another very high quality and famous sausage brand.

We are delighted to announce that “The Braughing Sausage” is also one of our sponsors for The Hertfordshire Food & Drink Awards ‘Pub of the Year “ 2016.

For more information, you can visit their website at www.braughingsausage.com or contact them directly at office@musks.com or on 01638 662626.

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