Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mini Sausage Rolls

My kids just love sausage rolls.  It's been a while since I have made them so I decided I would treat the kids tonight for dinner and make these sausage rolls.  As usual, I get whatever veggies I can into them!  If you didn't want to make sausage rolls, you could just make the mince mixture and roll into meatballs.  As it was, I did have some leftover mince mixture that I did just that with!

Ingredients (makes 24):
3 sheets Pampas butter puff pastry
1 slice spelt bread
1 carrot, peeled
1/2 zucchini, peeled
1/2 capsicum
Handful of mushrooms
1 onion, peeled
1 clove garlic
500g beef mince
1 free range egg
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp fresh parsley and basil
Sea salt, pepper and Herbamare
Optional - 1 tbsp Superfoods for Kidz Vital Veggie Power
1 extra egg, for eggwash

1.  Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.  Take the puff pastry out of the freezer, separate the 3 sheets and allow to thaw on the kitchen bench while you make the sausage roll filling.

2.  In Thermomix or food processor, process the bread for a few seconds until it is a breadcrumb consistency (5sec/sp6 in Thermomix).  Tip into a large bowl.

3.  In Thermomix or food processor, process the veggies and herbs until finely chopped (5sec/sp6 in Theromix).  Add to breadcrumbs.

4.  Add the remaining ingredients to bowl and mix with your hands until well combined.

5.  Cut each pastry sheet in half.  Divide the mince mixture into 6 equal portions and place each portion along one long side of each pastry piece (there will be a pretty generous amount of mince mixture - just make sure you don't use too much as you want to be able to roll your pastry up without any trouble!).  Roll up the pastry and cut each roll into 4 pieces.  Place on baking trays and brush with eggwash.

6.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked through and pastry is golden.  Serve with an additive-free tomato sauce (I make my own tomato sauce using the recipe from the Thermomix Everyday Cooking cookbook).

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