Homemade Sausage Rolls and Tomato Sauce
Recipe and images by Annabel Bower
1 onion, finely chopped or grated
1/2 sweet potato (300g), grated
1 apple, grated
1 zucchini, grated
1 carrot, grated
1/4 cauliflower, grated or 1 broccoli stalk, grated
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin, ground (optional)
500g lean beef/ lamb/ pork mince
800g – 1kg sausage mince (from butcher)
6 sheets of shop bought puff pastry
1 egg, separated
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Squeeze the excess liquid out of the grated apple, sweet potato and zucchini. Mix with onion, garlic, carrot, cauliflower/broccoli and cumin.
Add the 2 minces. Mix thoroughly with your hands.
Lay out your 6 sheets of pastry. Cut a centre line down each sheet of pastry to create 2 rectangles (12×24 cm). You will now have 12 pieces of pastry to work with. Brush this centre cut with egg white.
Divide the meat + veg mix evenly in neat lines down the centre of your 12 rectangles.
Roll the empty pastry over the meat mix tucking the outside edge underneath the edge painted with egg white.
Cut each “log” into 6 bite size sausage rolls. Brush the tops with egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake till crispy and golden at 200 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Make sure the bases aren’t soggy!
Can be cooked and then frozen if you’re making them in advance.
Homemade Tomato Sauce
1 cup passata
1 apple, peeled and grated
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp mild paprika
Combine all ingredients and simmer for ten minutes.
Stir the sides occasionally so that the sauce does not catch and burn.
Allow to cool before blending with a stick blender or in a food
processor. This will keep for up to one week in the fridge.
Annabel Bower graduated from the world renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland seventeen years ago. Annabel has since worked in events and catering and her present focus is on recipe development and food styling.
As a mum of three and a passionate foodie Annabel spends most of her time in the kitchen! Her favourite people to cook for are friends and family and even though like all children her kids won’t eat everything she cooks, she is determined to keep trying and happily share a few of her failsafe, crowd-pleasing recipes with you!
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