‘I use oatmeal instead of rusk , which I think gives them better flavour,’ he says.
Sausages have traditionally been regarded as anathema to slimmers because they often include a lot of bread and rusk .
Following a dramatic pause - during which you wonder if it's also 20% rusk and 10% water - we're told that it's actually farm-reared, organic, golden, Wiltshire farm chicken.
The Lancashire town of Bury is famed for black pudding, a regional delicacy consisting of congealed pigs' blood, fat, and rusk , encased in a length of intestine.
Similarly, those healthier lower-fat pork sausages are probably padded out with wheat rusk .
He was standing at the sausage-filling machine, having just packed it with a delicious-smelling mix of minced pork, herbs and rusk .
The delicacy, a combination of congealed pigs' blood, fat and rusk encased in a length of intestine, is closely related to German blutwurst, French boudin noir and Spanish morcilla.
If I were a perfectionist I'd say they are still a tad lean, so we added a bit more fat for the second batch, which used oatmeal for rusk instead of breadcrumbs, and included a load of sage and thyme from the garden.
I mean, what did they think little Charlotte was going to do: storm the front benches and hold the leader of the house hostage at dummy-point until she achieved free rusks for all?
Consequently, the first foods to pass Oscar's lips (when they didn't stick to his face, hair and fingers) were not baby rice, rusks and gloop out of a jar.