resting time when you take it out of the fridge. Then carefully, use the back of a knife and stretch out each of the bacon rashers. This is done to stop them shrivelling up and shrinking when you put them in the oven. Now cut each bacon rasher in half horizontally.
Take your RSPCA Assured cocktail sausages and together with a sprig of thyme roll each one in a rasher of bacon. If your pigs in blankets don't hold together, you can use a wooden toothpick to keep everything in place while it cooks.
Now place your pigs in blankets on you greased baking tray and put them in the oven for twenty minutes.
Now you've just got time for another glass of Christmas sherry before everything's ready.