Lizzie’s Sausage Rolls

There is nothing more delicious on this planet than a homemade sausage roll.  The best thing about them is that you know what’s in them and can choose the flavours you like best.

Over the years I have amended this recipe – I used to use sausage meat but have become increasingly wary of what is actually in it.  When my  brother jokingly told me it’s made of lips and arseholes that was enough to put me off it for life!

I now use a mixture of pork and veal from the butcher and this is very successful.  The addition of grated apple makes the mixture lovely and moist and is a trick I learnt from a microwave cooking demonstrator I worked with many years ago…

Sausage rolls

Ingredients:

1 kg pork & veal mince

1 beaten egg

1 large grated zucchini

1 large grated carrot

1 grated apple

good glug of tomato sauce

1 cup of breadcrumbs

pinch of grated nutmeg

salt & pepper to season

1 packet frozen packaged puff pastry squares

1 extra egg for glazing

sesame seeds to decorate

Method:

Mix the first nine ingredients together using your hands

Place the pastry squares on a bench top or table (I have a plastic pastry sheet – very handy)

Cut each sheet in half horizontally – this will give you two rectangles per sheet

Take out a handful of meat mixture and form into a sausage about an inch from the bottom of each rectangle

Brush along the top with beaten egg and roll the pastry up with the seam side down

Glaze the top with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds

These can be cut into 3 or four individual sausage rolls depending on how big you want them

Lightly score the pastry with a knife and place on a baking tray

Bake in 200c (fanforced) oven for around 30 minutes or until gold brown

Cool on a wire tray

Variations:

Chicken mince with Thai red or green curry sauce is lovely

Lamb mince with pine nuts, sultanas and cumin for a Middle Eastern favour

Beef Mince with soy sauce and finely chopped water chestnuts

The possibilities are endless…

Bon Appetit!  🙂

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