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Chicken Sausage Rolls August 9, 2009

1 chicken breast
1 carrot
1 zucchini
1 tin (drained and rinsed) lentils
1 clove garlic
1 tb dried basil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp curry powder
Bread (about 3 crust slices – the crust is better because it is less soft/moist, you don’t want the mixture too moist or your sausage rolls can ooze)

Chuck that all in a food processor and blend until it makes a sausage mince consistency. Cut a sheet of pastry in half, a spoon the mixture out to make a line down the side of one half of the pastry sheet (about as thick as a thin sausage), roll the pastry over, and cut it into sections to make sausage rolls. Bake at around 200ºC for about 15 mins or until pastry has browned.


Chicken Sausage Rolls December 13, 2008

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1 cup (70g) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
500g chicken mince
2 eggs
1 zucchini, finely grated
1 carrot, finely grated
1/2 small onion, grated
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
4 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed
1 tbs sesame seeds


1). Use a food processor to blend the chicken and 1 egg together.
2). Tip into a bowl and add the vegetables, seasonings and herbs.
3). Cut a pastry sheet in half, and spoon a line of mixture down the centre of each pastry half. Fold one edge over the filling, then fold the other side over to make a roll. Press to seal
4). Cut each long roll into smaller pieces, and cut a slice in the top pastry to let steam escape. Brush with remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds
5). Place on a lightly oiled or lined baking tray, and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 25-30 minutes until the pastry has lightly browned and cooked through.

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Carrot & Zucchini Sausage Rolls

A way to hide a bit of extra veg in to trick the kiddies into eating it.  I got this idea from my Aunt, and it’s brilliant!  the sausage rolls are so much nicer with the carrot and zucchini in them (moist and extra flavour) and you don’t even notice it’s “veg” in there!

1 large package sausage mince
pastry sheets
1 egg to glaze
1 small zucchini, grated
1 large carrot, grated
1 small onion grated (optional)

1). Mix the meat and vegetables together
2). Cut a pastry sheet into 3rds or halves, and lay a strip of mixture up the sheet close to one edge, then roll over to make a long sausage roll
3). cut into smaller sausage rolls, brush with egg and bake at about 200C for around 15 mins.


Homemade Sausage Rolls November 18, 2008

A healthier alternative to the standard sausage roll.  Made from mince, rather than prepackaged sausage mince.  You’ll need a food processor.


Puff pastry sheets
1 medium carrot, peeled, roughly chopped
500g premium mince
1 clove garlic (optional)
½ small Onion (optional)
1 medium zucchini, roughly chopped
1/3 cup (dried) breadcrumbs (optional) *
2 slices wholemeal bread
1/2 can or about 1 cup cooked lentils  (optional) *
Seasoning as desired (I use approx 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tb mixed herbs and salt and pepper)

In a food processor, blend the carrot, onion, garlic, zucchini, breadcrumbs  and seasoning until very finely chopped (almost pureed), then remove from processor and add lentils and mince. Process to sausage mince consistency. Add the veg mix and the meat mix (if it will all fit in your food processor) and  mix until combined.  (If it doesn’t all fit, divide the mixtures into 2 parts and mix it in 2 lots.)

obsilentilsausagerolls1It should resemble this

* If you want to leave out the lentils, then leave out the dried breadcrumbs – the lentils add a lot of moisture, so you need the extra dryness of the breadcrumbs if you use the lentils.  If not, the fresh bread should be enough to balance it out.

Lay out the pastry sheets and cut them in half. Spoon or pipe the mince mixture down one side of each half and roll up in the pastry to form one long sausage roll. Using a piping bag makes things easier and gives a nice neat sausage roll.

Cut into smaller sections, brush with egg, and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds if you like, and bake at 200°C until golden brown (about 15-20 mins).


This mixture always makes twice as much as we need, but rather than halving it, what I do is make it all up into sausage rolls and then only bake what I need to, and wrap the rest for another day.  I just lay the long roll of glazed and sprinkled rolls, one on each end of the sheet of plastic the pastry comes with, and roll each end into the centre.  Then I bundle a few of these together, put them in an airtight container and pop them in the freezer or fridge.  That way I get freshly baked sausage rolls another day too…. reheated sausage rolls are never as tasty as freshly baked.