Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: home-made sausage rolls!

This weekend, being the Australian Federal Election weekend, LB and I have decided to host an Election Party!

While the party will have an election flavour (hello blue balloons decorations!) it won't be all polly-waffle! LB plans on perfecting his wintry mulled wine for the occasion too!

In preparation I've started on some baking to feed the troops - and what better way to add an Australian feel to the party than with home made sausage rolls! I'm sure everyone knows this recipe - but just to make your mouth water a little...here it is!

Recipe from http://www.taste.com.au/
Preparation Time25 - 40 minutes
Cooking Time40 minutes

2 sheets (25 x 25cm) frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, thawed
500g pork or sausage mince
70g (1 cup) fresh breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread)
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tbs poppy seeds

Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Cut pastry sheets in half. Combine the mince, breadcrumbs, onion, thyme and reserved chutney in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Divide the mince mixture into 4 portions and shape each portion into a 25cm log.

Arrange sausage logs along the centres of pastry sheets.

Brush 1 long side of the pastry with the egg. Roll up to enclose the filling. Cut each roll evenly into 5 pieces. Place rolls, seam-side down, on the lined trays.

Preheat oven to 220°C. Brush the rolls with the remaining egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds.

Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until golden. Serve with tomato sauce (in our case - my grandpa's home made tomato sauce!)

And as for the election...may the best man win! (can I say that? did I just say that? I think I just said that....)


Lucy said...

Far out. Yum. Love a sausage roll. Want one BADLY now! Enjoy your election partay....

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