Alex’s Toon-themed sausage is a banger
IT’S MADE FROM BLACK AND WHITE PUDDING
BUTCHER Alex Daley is a Newcastle United fan through and through – so much so that he created and named a speciality sausage in honour of his beloved team.
Now Alex’s ‘Black and White’ banger has scored a major success after picking up a top award in a national competition run to celebrate 2017 UK Sausage Week.
The 36-year-old, of Cramlington, is shop manager at George Payne Butchers, in Brunton Park, Gosforth, and first came up with the sausage recipe around a year ago. It has since proved a sizzling success at the Princes Road shop.
So what exactly is in these Toon sausages?
They contain finely diced Scottish black and white puddings from Ramsays in Carluke, pork from freerange native and rare breed pigs sourced locally from long-time supplier Tom Burns, of Beal in Northumberland, and Boot Boys brown ale from Anarchy Brew Co in Stannington, Morpeth.
Alex said: “It’s a really good tasty sausage made with black pudding, white pudding, brown ale and quality pork. It’s seasoned with apple, sage and onion. We are over the moon that we’ve won the award for them.”
Shop owner George Payne added: “Alex is a real credit to the business. He’s a Newcastle United fanatic and the black and white sausage recipe is all his own idea. It has become one of our best sellers – the sausages always sell out quickly when he makes them. We even suspect some of our customers are hoarding them like magpies.”
The black and white banger won a special innovation award for George Payne Butchers. It was named the North’s Best Independent Butcher Sausage in the competition. Alex travelled down to the Plaisterers’ Hall in London to receive his award from UK Sausage Week ambassador and TV personality, Eric Knowles. GEORGE PAYNE
Alex Daley from George Payne butchers in Newcastle with his award-wining sausage