Friday, 1 April 2016

Beef & Plum Sauce Sausage rolls

When it is school holidays we tend to roll out a few easy faves here.
My kids EAT and EAT and EAT.
But I love to do some lunches that feel like a bit of a special treat. Holiday food if you will.

These Beef & Plum sauce sausage rolls are my eldest lads absolute fave thing in all the land.

I have posted a couple of other Sausage roll recipes previously- A Pork & Chorizo one and also a Spinach and Cheese one.
You can find them both by clicking here.

I love making variations on Sausage rolls and when I made these about 6 months ago for the first time my eldest pronounced eagerly that these were his favourite thing ever!

You can make them and see for yourself!

Really anything wrapped in Puff pastry is going to be delish isn't it?
Well in my world that is true.....
These are no exception. And can be made in large batches and frozen- we never have any left over to do that!
The key here (like anything you make!) is to use the very best ingredients you can.
Homemade Plum sauce will make this even more scrumptious.

What you will need:

  • 1kg Organic beef mince
  • 1 cup Plum sauce + some extra for dipping
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch knob of Ginger, grated.
  • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander, chopped finely
  • 4 sheets of puff pastry
  • egg wash
  • sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 175C

It is as easy as mooshing the mince with the Plum sauce, chopped coriander, garlic & Ginger.
It will be very smooshy- don't worry.

I slice each puff pastry into two halves and lay the mince mix in a line along one side of the puff, roll over and brush with egg wash.

Slice into desired size and sprinkle with sesame seeds

Lay on some baking paper on an oven tray- repeat until all mix done.

Place into oven and cook for 25mins or until nicely brown.

Let cool and dip into Plum sauce.

Here is his pick of tunes for you to listen to.
My kids love Jazz and my eldest is a Jazz drummer- hence the interest.
This track is from some ace Australian Jazz musicians.