I whipped up these delicious morsels for the kids dinner last night. Of course they can easily be made with out a thermomix, just chop finely and combine in a bowl!
- 500g pork mince (you can use beef, chicken, veal – whatever takes you fancy!)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 carrot
- sprig or two of flat leaf parsley
- 1 slice wholemeal bread (even better if it’s the crusty end piece!)
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vegetable stock powder (I use Massel)
- 2tsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp worsteshire sauce
- pinch nutmeg
- 3 sheets of puff pastry, partially thawed
- 4 tbs milk
- sesame seeds (optional)
Preheat oven to 200C.
Put the carrot, garlic, parsley and bread into the Thermomix bowl and mix for 2 seconds / speed 7.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix for a further 2 secs / speed 7.
Add the mince, egg, vegetable stock, tomato paste, worsteshire sauce and nutmeg and mix for 7 seconds / speed 5.
Cut each sheet of puff pastry in half lengthways.
Place some of the sausage mix along one of the long sides of the puff pastry and then roll up to form a sausage roll. Press the sides down a little to secure the filling.
I normally score each roll into 4 at this point because my kids like the mini sausage rolls but you can score it into 2 or not at all if you like. When I score, I only cut through the top layer of pastry.
Place each sausage roll onto a lined baking tray, leaving enough room between each for the pastry to puff out. Brush with milk (or beaten egg) and sprinkle with sesame seeds if you want – I think they really make the sausage roll look homemade so I always include them.
You can see I bake mine on a rack over the oven tray – I find that this helps to make sure the base of the sausage roll comes up crispy.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve up to very hungry young (or old ones) with some tomato sauce.
This mixture makes about 22 mini sausage rolls for me. The cooked sausage rolls also freeze well, so make up a double batch and you can always have some on hand!
And what to do with any left over puff pastry? Why brush with milk and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar and bake for about 10 mins for some delicious little cinnamon biscuits that will be gone in a flash!