Tuesday, 11 September 2007

It's a long way to the shop if you want a sausage roll

So why not make your own? They're dead easy, and they make all your friends very happy when you serve them, fresh from the oven, at afternoon tea.

I don't know what Bob Carr was on about*, I love a good sausage roll. So here's my recipe, adapted from the one given to me by G & R.

4 x sheets puff pastry - halved
1 kg sausage mince
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 carrot very finely grated
1 Tbs parsley, finely chopped
1 tspn fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
juice of ½ a lemon

Preheat oven to 220ÂșC. Combine everything in a large bowl and mix well (I use my hands to mush it all together). Slice pastry down the middle and coat edges with egg/milk. Place an eighth of filling down one long side of each sheet, making sure you go right to the ends.

Cut each roll into six, and brush with a little extra beaten egg or some milk. Place, fold down, on a lightly greased or non-stick oven tray. Cook 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serve with tomato sauce, of course. Resistance is futile.

G x

*apologies for the NSW-centric reference. Bob Carr is a former Premier of NSW, who claimed he hated sausage rolls, they were "fat wrapped in more fat". And the problem is....?


Em said...

Those sound delightful! I see nothing wrong with having something that's "fat wrapped in more fat" so long as it's tasty and you're not eating them every day. Food needn't always be healthy or boring.

MadMad said...

Oh... yummy! Now I'm starved. And I think fat should be wrapped in more fat and then dabbed with a bit o' butter to make it better! So there to Mr. Carr. (Thank you for the footnote, btw.)

Donna Lee said...

Well, I guess you could deep fry them.....(talk about more fat!)

Bells said...

having eaten your sausage rolls Georgie, I'm a big fan. SO thanks. I'd say Sean will be a big fan soon, too.

Love the title reference. Always makes me think of Sean as a teenager for some reason. He still sings that line.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

What an amazing resourse you are. DH bought a sausage press so I guess that Georgie's sausage rolls are not far behind.

Taphophile said...

These were the BEST sausage rolls - ever. Thanks for the recipe, George. :)

Rose Red said...

Oh I'm with you - can't beat a good snausage snoll (which is what we call them at work, I'm not sure why...I just like it!!)

(entirely appropriately, the word verification is "gwoov" - 'cos snausage snolls are gwoovy baybee!)

Jejune said...

Having eaten these FOR REAL I can attest that they are amazing YUMMY. Thanks for the recipe :D

And yah boo sucks to Mr Carr.

TinkingBell said...

Made them last night - used chicken mince - they were Yummy!!! thanks Georgie!

Kuka said...

mmmm homemade sausage rolls are the greatest!!!!!
Carr was wrong anyway - I've made some delicious sausage rolls using filo pastry AND I think they're a great way to sneak in some extra veggies for kids - zucchini and sweet potato work in there along with the carrot too! =)