Yummy Scrummy Sausage Rolls

Sausage RollsWho doesn’t love a good sausage roll?

These sausage rolls are so easy to make and everyone loves them. Not just the kids! Miss 7 loves making these with me just as much as she loves eating them and I barely got to eat any of the last batch I made because James was home from work and demolished them!

I’ve always been asked what I put in them and if I can pass on my recipe so here it is! Now it might seem like there are ALOT of things in here but most of these you should already have in your fridge or pantry and they really do make them taste amazing.

Makes 48 mini sausage rolls.

Ingredients

500g sausage mince

1 medium onion, finely diced

1 zucchini, finely grated and squeeze out excess juice

1 carrot, finely grated

2 Tbsp Tomato sauce

1 Tbsp BBQ sauce

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp mustard powder

1 tsp curry powder

1 cup multigrain breadcrumbs

Salt & Pepper

3 sheets frozen ready rolled puff pastry

1 egg, beaten

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Place all ingredients, except pastry and egg, into a large bowl. Use your hands to combine all the ingredients together evenly.
  3. Cut each pastry sheet in half (Pastry is easier to handle if it’s only half thawed out from the freezer).
  4. Divide the mixture into 6 pieces and lay them evenly along the centre of each half sheet of pastry. Fold over the two sides and press them together gently.
  5. Turn over the rolls and cut them into 6 pieces each (less if you prefer larger sausage rolls). Prick each piece with a fork and brush with egg.
  6. Place them evenly on baking trays and bake for 20-30 mins or until pastry is puffed and golden.
  7. Enjoy!

These freeze really well and come in handy for after school snacks, or on those days where you just don’t have the time (or patience) to make the kids lunch or dinner.

Nutella Scrolls

Do you love scones? Do you love chocolate? Well my Nutella Scrolls are exactly that IN ONE! Chocolately goodness!!

With school holidays here, I’m always looking for new things to bake with Miss 7. She loves to bake, even though her idea of baking is watching me do most of the work while she licks the spoons. These are a big hit in our house and are amazing when warmed up, coffee in hand and snuggling watching a good movie with the ratbags.

So here is my recipe. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Ingredients

2 cups self-raising flour

90g butter, cubed

2/3 cup milk

pinch of salt

1/2 cup Nutella (or any brand of chocolate hazelnut spread)

To make

Preheat oven to 200°C and line a tray with baking paper.

Place butter into a large mixing bowl. Sift flour into the bowl and add salt. Using your fingertip, rub the butter and flour together until it looks like really fine breadcrumbs. Using a round bladed knife or a butter knife if you don’t have one, mix in a cutting motion until the mixture is incorporated and holding together.

Lightly flour your bench and gently kneed the dough on the bench for about 5 minutes until it is smooth. If the dough appears sticky, sprinkle with more flour. Roll the dough into a large rectangle (about 40cm x 20cm or 1cm thick)

Spread with Nutella. Now when I say 1/2 a cup, this is just an approximate. Spread as much or as little as you like. The more chocolate the better, I say! This is my daughters favourite part, where she ‘accidentally’ gets it all over her fingers so she can lick it all up.

With the long end of the dough in front of you, roll it up and slice into 12 pieces. Place the pieces side by side on the tray. This helps then rise (just like you would with scones). Brush with a little milk and bake for 20-25 minutes, ovens may vary so keep an eye on them. They are ready when a skewer comes out clean.

Allow to cool slighty and ENJOY!!

Keep in an air tight container at room temperature.

Here is a photo of our finished product. Keep in mind that Miss 7 rolled these and actually did majority of the work herself and I am no photographer!

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Not a chocolate person or have a nut allergy? You can omit the Nutella for pretty much anything! Why not try pizza ones with tomato paste, pineapple, ham and cheese? Or vegemite and cheese? Give them a go. I promise you wont be disappointed!

I’m walking down the aisle.. Alone

My dad and I have never been close. As far back as I can remember, we have always clashed and I have never really felt like we had a bond. It saddens me when I watch my friends get married and see their dad holding their hand and doing the special father-daughter dances. I’m jealous. I only wish I had that with my own father.

I wonder what this would feel like. To want to tell him everything. To hug him. To feel like he wants to protect me like a father should. To feel like he loves me. I know that he does, but he doesn’t show it. I can’t really recall any time that he has shown it. We don’t even speak any more. I’m just grateful that I have my mum. She has been there for me through everything and we definately have that special bond. She always made sure my siblings and I got as much out of life as we could, even if it meant she was broke for a week so that we could go out as a family together or just put dinner on the table. She is everything I could have asked for as a mother growing up. You could even say she was ‘dad’ some times.

So why don’t I let her walk me down the aisle? Or ask my one of my brothers?

Because I am an independent woman and I have made every decision in my life on my own. The only person who can ‘give me away’ is myself. Marrying James is my choice and I know I have full support from all the important people in my life.  James and I have already made a life for ourselves. We have been living together for 3 years and have our beautiful children.  So it’s not like I am giving up some former version of myself to be his wife.

So on our wedding day, I am going to walk down my wedding aisle with confidence and know that from that moment, James will be by my side and I will never have to walk alone again.