Easy Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls are one of Australia’s most popular foods and are available at bakeries and shops across the country. They are also often served at children’s parties and fetes.

Luckily, Sausage Rolls are also pretty simple to cook, as long as you have some pre-made puff pastry on hand.

This recipe uses ground pork for a more authentic taste. Some people also use sausage meats but we prefer to add our own spices. In this case the flavour is provided mainly by fennel seeds, which always pair perfectly with pork.

Optional – You can add a beaten egg to the pork mixture if you are having trouble bringing the ingredients together.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 tbsp of cooking oil or fat
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 pound pork mince
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Sheets of puff pastry
  • Tomato Sauce to serve

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, or 350 F.
  2. Cut the onion, garlic and celery into small pieces. Heat the oil or fat over medium heat and sauté these ingredients until they are soft. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl add the ground pork, breadcrumbs, fennel seeds, salt and pepper and the sautéed onion, garlic and celery. Bring the mixture together with your hands until mixed well.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry, using flour to avoid it sticking. The shape and size of the pastry will depend on the size of your sheets. Cut the pastry into rectangular shapes. Place the pork mixture in a log shape in the middle of the pastry, making sure that there is room on either side so that it can be closed in a roll.
  5. Close the pastry around the pork mix in a roll. Brush both sides of the rolled pastry with a beaten egg. Cut the rolls into smaller pieces (optional) and cut vent holes on the top of the rolls.
  6. Place the rolls on parchment paper or in a non stick pan and cook for 30-40 mins, or until the pastry is golden brown.
  7. Serve with Tomato Sauce and enjoy!

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