Hi everyone! I finally get the chance to blog again. I’ve forgotten how exhausting it is looking after a newborn! My little one, now eight weeks old is surprisingly a very good sleeper which is a blessing. So for the last few weeks, I’ve been able to catch up on some much needed rest.
I made sausage rolls over the weekend after watching Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals on TV. It was quick and really easy to make and very, very yummy. I remember having tried sausage rolls for the first time. I was in year 4, new to the country and the new girl at school. I ordered sausage rolls at the canteen not knowing what they looked like or tasted like. When we were given our lunch in the classroom, I remember staring at it wondering what in the world it is. Of course being of asian background, I wasn’t accustomed to eating this type of meal. It looked really strange to me. I took one bite and I wondered why in the world couldn’t I have just ordered a sandwich. I must admit, I didn’t quite like it.
My palate was different then. But having tried them again over the years from birthday parties, family gatherings, the office morning and afternoon tea, I learned to love them. It’s the first thing I look for when we have morning tea in the office, the second is tomato sauce.
This sausage roll recipe is adapted from Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals and makes roughly 16 mini rolls.
2 sheets frozen puff pastry (thawed)
560g beef sausages (8 sausages)
1 Tbsp water
Pre-heat oven to 220°C. Lightly grease a baking tray with butter or line it with baking paper.
Make an egg wash by combining the egg and water in a bowl (whisk together with a fork). Set aside. Cut up each sausage in half and set aside. You can omit this step if the sausages are bite size.
Cut each pastry sheet in half so you should end up with 4 rectangular pastry sheets. Brush them lightly with egg wash. Arrange 4 sausages in the middle of each pastry sheet, sprinkle them with a bit of oregano and grate some cheese on top.
Fold the pastry over the sausages to make 4 long rolls and seal the sides with a fork. Brush each roll with egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Cut each roll into 4.
Place sausage rolls onto tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until pastry have turned a golden brown.
So yummy! Best served and eaten hot with tomato sauce – morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Should be a crowd pleaser at parties. Will definitely make these again.