- Family favourite -

Pork and apple sausage rolls

Ingredients

  • • 6 sheets frozen puff pastry, partially thawed
  • • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • • 1 tbs black sesame or poppy seeds
  • • Tomato or barbecue sauce, to serve
  • Filling
  • • 1 tbs olive oil
  • • 2 brown onions, peeled, coarsely grated
  • • 8 slices thick white bread, crusts removed
  • • ¼ cup milk
  • • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, coarsely grated
  • • 500g sausage mince
  • • 500g pork mince
  • • ½ cup flat leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Method

  • 1. Preheat oven to 200°C fan forced. Lightly grease two large oven trays
  • 2. To make filling, heat oil in a medium frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is soft. Set aside to cool 5 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, tear the bread into small pieces. Place in a large bowl. Pour over milk. Stand 5 minutes. Squeeze and discard excess milk from the bread. Return bread to the bowl.
  • 4. Squeeze and discard the excess moisture from apple. Add apples to the bread and onion, mince, parsley and egg. Season. Use your hands to mix well.
  • 5. Place pastry sheets on a clean surface. Cut in half crossways. Spoon a heaped ½ cup of filling down the long side of each piece of pastry. Roll up to enclose. Brush tops with egg. Sprinkle with seeds. Cut each roll in half crossways.
  • 6. Place on oven trays, allowing room between each. Bake 50 minutes. Serve with sauce.
  • Tip Squeezing out excess moisture from apple will ensure the pastry is crisp.
  • Tip Partially thawed pastry is much easier to work with than fully thawed pastry. Remove 1 piece at a time from the freezer and stand for 3-5 minutes (depending on temperature of the day) on the bench before cutting and rolling.
  • Tip Sausage rolls can be frozen at the end step 4 or after cooking. Freeze in an airtight container for up to two months. Reheat from frozen in a 180°C oven.
  • Tip Unable to get good quality pork mince, you can use all sausage mince if you like.
  • Australia day idea – Serve cooked sausage rolls in a long bread roll with chilli onion jam.