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Feeding the Funky Bunch: Sausage Rolls

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This is my sausage roll recipe, regularly pulled out for play group, play dates, birthday parties, afternoon teas, kids dinner – anytime really! Packed with vegies and easy to make, healthy homemade sausage rolls are a brilliant alternative to store-bought ones. You can use good quality sausage meat for these but I prefer to buy minced meat or mince my own in the TMX. Some of the mixed minces (pork & veal, beef & pork) that are available now work well. If you have the time you could try making your own puff pastry, but I haven’t done this.

Ingredients

  • 400-500g minced meat
  • 1 medium carrot, finely grated (100-120g)
  • 1/2 zucchini, finely grated (180-200g)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten – pour half the beaten egg into the meat mixture and save the other half to brush onto the pastry
  • 1tsp dijon mustard
  • 1tsp thermomix vegetable stock concentrate
  • season with pink salt & black pepper
  • 3 sheets store-bough puff pastry, defrosted

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 220C
  2. Place minced meat, grated carrot & zucchini, breadcrumbs, 1/2 beaten egg, mustard, stock, salt & pepper in bowl
  3. Mix well by hand
  4. Cut each sheet of puff pastry in half lengthways
  5. Divide mixture into 6 equal quantities
  6. Shape 1 portion of mixture into a long sausage and place  on bottom half of a pastry sheet
  7. Brush top edge of pastry with egg wash
  8. Roll pastry from bottom, over meat mixture and seal with seam on the bottom
  9. Slice into small sausage rolls, whatever size suits your needs
  10. Place on a lined baking tray, brush with egg wash and bake 20-25min

Little People: Lunchbox Legends

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Lunchboxes. The constant challenge of parents around the world. How to keep your kids lunch boxes (and your own lunch boxes!) delicious and healthy. I’ll continue to add links to this page each time I post a recipe that is suitable for tucking in a lunchbox to make it that little bit more interesting and tasty.

  • Sun-Dried Tomato & Spinach Frittatas : these frittatas freeze really well. Simply place in a container or snap-lock bag and freeze until needed. I often pop them in my kids lunch boxes frozen and they defrost perfectly in time for lunch. 
  • Jam Buttons: delicious little old-fashioned biscuits
  • Happy Crackers : replace processed crackers with your own homemade healthy, delicious crackers
  • Zucchini Quiche: this quiche  freezes really well. Simply place in a container or snap-lock bag and freeze until needed. I often pop them in my kids lunch boxes frozen and they defrost perfectly in time for lunch. 
  • Chocolate Magic Bean Cake: delicious and nutritious, great for the lunchbox, afternoon tea or a birthday party
  • Sausage Rolls: Healthy, homemade sausage rolls packed with veggies
  • Wholemeal Fruit Bread: Great fresh or toasted for breakfast or a snack. I slice and freeze mine so that it is quick and easy to toast a slice when needed.
  • Garlic, Herb & Cheese Bread: Delicious warm from the oven or in lunch boxes the next day