Saturday, May 1, 2010

Home made sausage rolls


It must be the turn of the weather towards cooler days that has me thinking of hot and delicious food. It is so much cheaper to make your own sausage rolls. I cheat a little by using some pre - prepared products but I'm a long way from perfecting home made pastry so... Here is what I do:

250g sausage mince
4 sheets puff pastry
3 thick slices of bread
1 onion
salt and pepper
other seasonings of your choice
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 cup water
poppy or sesame seeds (optional)

This is a really versatile recipe, you can add in some grated zucchini or carrot, garlic, cheese etc.

Make an egg wash by whisking the egg and milk together in a cup. Soak the bread in the water for about 5 minutes, when soggy squeeze out excess water. Mix this with the mince, onion, salt & pepper and seasoning. Spoon a line of your mixture on the edge of your pastry and roll over so that pastry joins - you can paint the pastry with the egg wash to make it stick together better. Cut off the rest of the sheet of pastry and use it for the next roll - you should get 2 long rolls to one sheet of pastry.
Cut your roll in half, place on a tray and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle seeds on if using.

Pop into a 200 degree (C) oven until golden brown.

Mmmmmm!!

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