Alex’s Toon-themed sausage is a banger


Sunday Sun - - News - By So­nia Sharma Reporter so­nia.sharma@trin­i­tymir­

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

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