Monday, November 21, 2011

Lunchbox Idea #10 - Pork Apple and Fennel Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls are one of the favourites for lunchboxes around here. I usually make beef sausage rolls with grated vegies added in. This time, I tried a different meat, adding apple for sweetness.

300gm lean pork mince
200gm slightly pork mince
1 apple, grated
1/2 brown onion, diced
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg (to bind)
salt and pepper
1 egg yolk
puff pastry sheets
  1. Lightly toast the fennel seeds. Set aside to cool.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 
  3. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a small frypan, add the chopped onions. Fry till onions softened. 
  4. Combine minced pork, grated apple, fennel seeds, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper into a bowl.
  5. Cut the pastry sheet into half. Spoon the minced mixture in the middle of the cut pastry sheet and roll up.
  6. Cut each roll into approx 6 small pieces. Place the mini rolls on to the baking tray. 
  7. Place the tray in the fridge for about 10 mins to chill the pastry (this results in a flakier puff pastry).
  8. Remove from the fridge and brush with egg yolk. (Optional: you can sprinkle sesame seeds on top).
  9. Bake in the hot oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Serve warm with tomato sauce.

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