I can’t remember ever making sausage rolls before – gasp! True story 😊
I had some pork mince and wanted to do something different with it and BAM there it was!
What I love about this is how flexible the recipe is.
It could be perfect for children who eat sausages but also perfect for those who don’t!
I have a tonne of simple swaps so these sausage rolls rock for more children.
Also, I made the pastry (super simple recipe) but you can of course use pre-made.
Recipe – Sausage rolls
I mixed pork mince with some finely diced leek, some apple and some herbs – no pre-cooking required – how good is that?!
You could do plain pork or chicken mince or combine with any veg/herbs that are a fit.
Alternatively you can just add a sausage to the middle, or squeeze out sausage fillings and add extras – or not!
Method – sausage rolls
Heat oven to 200˚
Roll pastry into a rectangle
Add a line of filling down the middle
Roll up and seal (can use a little water or egg to glue)
Placed in a greased baking dish
Score pastry lightly along the top
Brush on beaten egg (optional)
Bake for approx 20-25 minutes until pastry is browning
Serve hot or cold
Pastry – home-made
125g – flour (I used wholemeal)
30g lard (can buy cheaply in the supermarket)
30g butter diced finely
25ml cold water (approx)
Method – pastry
Place flour, lard and butter into a food processor and pulse to make crumb (or manually rub together in a bowl)
Add cold water to form a firm dough (add water carefully so it doesn’t get too wet)
Bring together into a ball
Place in the fridge to rest while making the filling
Roll out using a little flour to stop sticking
Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (Massey University), is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
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