Since it's school holidays, we thought it would be fitting to post up a recipe that is a nice and easy snack or meal. Symon has an awesome recipe for Sausage Rolls and it is a great one for getting the kids involved. But we couldn't just post up a recipe without first cooking it - and of course, taste testing!
After a quick shop to pick up some simple ingredients, we got to work in the kitchen. First, we sweated off some onion, carrot and celery in a pan on the IR 840 induction cooktop. Let it cool down and then add these veggies to the rest of the ingredients, mixing them together in a large bowl. To mix all of the ingredients through the mince, we find that it's easiest to mix with your hands. Here's where the kids can have some fun (just make sure they wash their hands first!).
Slice the pastry into strips and place them on some baking paper. Spoon the mixture onto the pastry, fold over and pinch together at the edge and then sprinkle with sesame seeds. We pre-heated our HE 735 oven to 180°C and proceeded to cook the sausage rolls for about 18 minutes.
The end result - perfection! Everyone wanted some and within minutes there were just a few flakes of pastry left on the plate. If you're struggling to think of some things to do with the kids over the school break, why not get them into the kitchen and feed their minds and body. Afterwards, see how you go getting the clean up! You could even do a large batch of them to freeze. If you have a combi microwave / oven such as the MC 32 Microwave combi oven you can cook them from fozen in just 10-12 minutes - a quick and tasty snack.
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