Friday, August 16, 2019

Recipe: Australian Sausage Rolls



2 cloves garlic
1 brown onion
1 celery stalk
5 oz / 150g bacon
1 lb / 500g pork mince (ground pork)
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
pinch black pepper


3 sheets puff pastry
1 egg
1 oz / 30 ml milk
Sesame seeds (black and natural)
Ketchup / tomato sauce


  • Heat oil in a non stick fry pan over medium high heat. Fry onion and celery until the onion is transparent
  • Add diced bacon to the pan and fry until the bacon is browned, then add garlic and fry until all vegetables are cooked. 
  • Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and allow to cool while you  prepare the other filling ingredients. If necessary cool the bowl in the freezer while you prepare the meat

  • Preheat oven to 350F / 180C while you prepare the sausage rolls 
  • Add meat, egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl and combine
  • Once the vegetables are cool add to the bowl and then need the ingredients until well mixed
  • Lay out the pastry and cut in half, allow to thaw until pliable 
  • Whisk the egg and milk in a bowl and place a pastry brush in the egg wash mix
  • Brush one edge of the pastry with the egg wash, taking up around 1/3 of the pastry
  • Then create a log of pork filling that takes up around another 1/3 of the pastry
  • Stretch out the unwashed piece of pastry and then roll over the meat, then place the egg washed section over the unwashed pastry acting like a glue

  • You should have rolled up sausage logs ready for cutting, I like to make these small bites by cutting the log into 6 pieces so that you can control portions
  • If you have a baker's blade use this, otherwise a sharp knife will do. Cut the log in half and then cut each half into 1/3s
  • Place the pieces well spaced on a baking tray lined with a silicon mat or baking paper 

  • Brush the top of each pastry with more egg wash and then sprinkle with sesame seeds
  • This recipe should fill 3 sheets of pastry and make around 36 snack sized sausage rolls
  • Bake for 30 mins (or until the pastry is golden brown), turning the tray around minute 18

  • Let cool on baking racks before serving so that they are warm but not painful to touch
  • Serve on a party tray with a bowl of tomato sauce and enjoy!