Thursday, May 21, 2015

Easy Sausage Roll Recipe



A couple of years ago I thought sausage rolls were one of the hardest things to make. I wouldn't even attempt to make them because I was petrified I'd completely screw them up. Mind you back then I wasn't much of a baker {not that I am now really} so the thought of cooking most things other than a stirfry or casserole scared me. It wasn't until I actually saw a recipe for sausage rolls that I realised just how easy they are to make.

To be honest it was a recipe for curried chicken rolls I found in a random cook book I had, then being me I totally adjusted the recipe to convert it to sausage rolls. Its actually surprising that by substituting a lot of the ingredients and eliminating a few of them I managed to create a really tasty sausage roll recipe {so I'm told}. Now they've become a firm favourite for a quick and tasty lunch or dinner. If you're stuck for ideas at your place give them a try, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. 


I made some mini versions of these sausage rolls for bub the other night and she loved them. If you have a veggie dodging child they're also an easy way to smuggle veggies into their food and they won't even notice {just grate the veggies really thin and they'll incorporate into the mince mixture and "disappear"}. They're also a great finger food option for parties or family get togethers.


EASY SAUSAGE ROLLS


INGREDIENTS

* 500g mince {beef or chicken}
* 1 small onion
* 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
* 2 tablespoons parsley {optional}
* 2 teaspoons crushed garlic {or 2 cloves}
* 2 sheets frozen puff pastry

METHOD

1. Remove 2 sheets of puff pastry from the freezer to thaw out.
2. Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees.
3. Fry onion and garlic over low heat until onion is translucent.
4. In a large bowl combine mince with breadcrumbs, parsley, onion & garlic and mix together well with your hands.
5. Once pastry is thawed cut each sheet in half horizontally.
6. Place mince mixture in a horizontal line across the middle of each piece of pastry and roll over & seal.
7. Glaze with milk {optional}.
8. Cut each piece of pastry into 4 individual sausage rolls.
9. Place in oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

21 comments:

  1. Sound yummy, so easy to do and think my 2 will love these, thank you. #FabulousFoodieFridays Over from www.cookwithtoddlers.com/community

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    1. I can't believe I waited so many years to cook them, they're soo easy.

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  2. Yum. The sight of them is making me so hungry! I am wanting to make a batch of sausage rolls again. We eat a bucket load and freeze them up to for handy little snacks all at once. This recipe is easy! I also like to add grated carrot and turmeric into mine just for a bit more sneaky healthy-ness x

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    1. I haven't frozen any yet {because there's usually not enough left over} but I plan on doing that as well :)

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  3. Sausage rolls are one of my favourite things. These look great Toni, thanks for linking up with us this week. I hope you have a great weekend x

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    1. They're one of my favourite things too!

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  4. My kids grew up on a similar recipe - they still ask for them regularly and love it when we have parties because they come out as an old face. Have a great weekend Mel xx coming via FYBF

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    1. I always get asked to make them by family haha.

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  5. Dora's favourite!! Especially Nanny's recipe. I'll have to try this one! Yum!

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    1. I think they're going to be bub's favourite too considering she ate 7 of them for dinner the other night {they were tiny ones but seven is still a pretty good effort I think}.

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  6. We love sausage rolls here and also have a favourite easy go-to recipe. Such a great idea for not only lunch and party snack but add mash and vegetables and you have yourself a delicious dinner as well.

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    1. Mmmm sausage rolls and mash its like a match made in heaven.

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  7. Yum homemade sausage rolls are the best. I like to smuggle in some veggies if I can! My girls love them served with baked beans.

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    1. I've never even considered putting them with baked beans! Will have to try it one day.

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  8. I love homemade sausage rolls. I love the vegie smuggling too, I always add a zucchini, potato, carrot and onion to mine, soooo good, way better than anything store bought.

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    1. Yea zucchini and carrot would be my picks for veggie smuggling although bub does eat them without hiding them lol so I could probably just put them on her plate for now, I'm sure in a few years it'll be different.

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  9. I love recipes like this that sneak the veggies in!

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    1. They're all parents secret weapon against the fussy eaters! Thankgod for veggie smuggling.

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  10. It's been ages since I've made a batch of sausage rolls, I know if I show our Mr 10 your post he'll have us in the kitchen making them before the weekends out! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays fun! xx

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    1. You're probably too busy making desserts Dannielle! Your like the ying to my yang lol because I very rarely make anything sweet {much to Trent's disappointment I'm sure}.

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  11. I just made a huge batch on Sunday for this week's lunch boxes. I throw in heaps of Mixed Herbs too. The twinions love it!!

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