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Sausage Rolls with Homemade Sauce

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Sausage Rolls with Homemade Sauce

Sausage Rolls with Homemade Sauce

No time to scratch.

Quadruple the recipe

Quadruple the recipe

But I’ll just take a few minutes to fill you in on why I’m running around like a blue-arsed fly.

Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven


The day started early.  Alfie needed to be at school an hour earlier than normal due to being bussed off to an all-day choir rehearsal for a concert he’s soon performing in at the Opera House.  He has very much been looking forward to this day of rehearsing and last night when I put him to bed he said, ‘Mum, I’m so excited for tomorrow; it’s like going to sleep on Christmas Eve where you just can’t wait for the morning’.  Yes, he loves his singing.

Just out of the oven

Just out of the oven

After that I was off to the shops and when I went into the butcher’s he said, ‘You’re off to an early start, Charlie’.  And I said, ‘I know, Tony, I’m cramming in a lot today’.

I made a few!

I made a few!

Then it was off to swim squads because you can’t cut that out of your schedule because it’s therapy.  That’s what I was hoping for, a bit of therapy.  But alas, a professional triathlete who’s also a personal trainer and has one less decade on her than me, turned up to lead the lane.  I have to swim five seconds behind her and not let the gap widen.  I said, ‘Catherine, I’ve just come for a bit of therapy; do you mind if we just take it easy?’  She doesn’t know the meaning of the word.

Having a wee rest

Having a wee rest

Puce in the face, I emerged from the swim centre and rushed down to the local cafe to meet my parents who’d just flown in on the red-eye from Tokyo.  We had a caffeine hit to help stay alert and then it was home to make these sausage rolls.

Sausage Rolls with homemade sauce

Sausage Rolls with homemade sauce

Once you’ve made the mixture it’s easy to get on a roll (bad choice of word I know), and have trays of sausage rolls on rotation heading in and out of the oven.  These aren’t difficult to make but yes, your hands get messy.  I made quadruple quantity so I had three trays going in and out of the oven at different times and trays on rotation in different positions in the oven so once started, I couldn’t really leave the kitchen.  But of course you don’t need to make quadruple quantity – it’s just I have an event coming up so these are going into zip lock bags to be frozen until party-time.

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls – a favourite snack!

Then it’s off to school to pick up the little guy and then we’re off to the mall to try and buy him some black pants.  He has a gala performance tonight at the school and he has to wear black pants.  The pants I bought him for last year’s gala performance are riding high above his ankles.  Not a good look.  Please Lord, let there be some pants in his size at the mall’.

Topped with black sesame seeds

Topped with black sesame seeds

I have to drop him back to school at 6pm and then I’m going to queue up outside the hall to try and get a seat closer than the back row.  (Haven’t achieved that in the last five years but hoping my luck is about to change).  Alfie will play the tenor saxophone with the Training Band and then the other bands will play, and there’ll be some drama performances and then the choir performs.

Served with a very quick and easy homemade sauce

Served with a very quick and easy homemade sauce

Alfie is the soloist in the choir and will sing Danny Boy.  I really think the mother of the soloist should be given preferential seating but that thought hasn’t occurred to the organisers.  That is why I now need to queue for a seat and once the doors open I may even need to sharpen my elbows in my haste for seat up the front – wish me luck!

Makes 20

Makes 20

The gala performance will finish at about 8pm and then we will take the little guy out to the local Thai for a congratulatory dinner.  (Because I don’t know when I would have had time to cue the roast).

Excellent appetiser

Excellent appetiser

These sausages rolls are a lovely snack, they are good for a light lunch, and they are also perfect party food.

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Sausage Rolls with Homemade Sauce
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Recipe type: Party Food
Cuisine: Australian
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Serves: 20
 
Sausage rolls with a homemade tomato sauce
Ingredients
  • 500g sausage mince
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup spicy chutney or relish
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 x sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • black sesame seeds
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 x 400g tinned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • handful chopped basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 220C (430F)
  2. In a large bowl, combine mince, breadcrumbs, onion, chutney/relish and thyme. Season then mix together with your hands.
  3. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Cut pastry sheets in half.
  4. Divide the mince mixture into 4 portions and shape each portion into a 25cm log. Arrange sausage logs along the centres of pastry sheets.
  5. Brush 1 long side of the pastry with the egg. Roll up to enclose the filling. Cut each roll evenly into 5 pieces. Place rolls, seam-side down, on the lined trays.
  6. Brush the rolls with the remaining egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until golden. Serve with the homemade tomato sauce.
  7. For the Sauce:
  8. Place tomatoes, vinegar, sugar and basil in a small saucepan. Season. Bring mixture to the boil then reduce to a simmer and continue to simmer until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer mixture to a food processor and process until smooth.

Sausage Rolls with homemade sauce

Sausage Rolls with homemade sauce

Comments

  1. Hi Charlie, your little guy sure seems to be talented and very, very busy. Lovely rolls!

  2. Goof for Alfie, again! What an opportunity! No wonder he is so full of enthusiasm and wonder. Love these sausage rolls–could eat about a dozen as I type. I have to assume that Sausage Mince is just a pre-seasoned mince (pork and beef maybe) seasoned with sausage seasoning. Duh…I think I can do this, but am thinking how lucky you are to have it readily available.

    • Hi Vicky, lovely to hear from you. Sausage mince is really just the meat that’s inside a sausage. We can buy it here before it’s put into the casings. If you can’t find sausage mince, you can substitute pork mince.

  3. I’m exhausted just reading about your day. Congratulations to Alfie on his dedication to singing. 🙂 Hope you got a great seat near the front.

    Lovely sausage rolls.

  4. The Little Guy sure keeps you on the run – Charlie – and then with the 21st:-) Bet these sausage rolls will be a hit because who doesn’t love a good sausage roll!

  5. Lordy, I’m tired out from just reading this.
    But those sausage rolls do look lovely – you can’t beat the old favourites, can you?

  6. Those look very tasty! I think after this party, you’re going to need a vacation. 🙂

  7. I am tired just reading this – I love sausage rolls but the vegetarian type – perfect party food – you sound like you are very organised to get all this done and be already squirrelling away sausage rolls for the party – hope you got the right trousers (otherwise you might be forced to walk about saying “Gromit it’s the wrong trousers”) and a top notch seat – you deserve it

  8. After all that, no wonder you’re so busy… AND you still made time to write and photograph these yummy delights!

  9. I’m exhausted just reading about your day. Sharpen up those elbows, don’t make eye contact and focus on the stage and you’ll get to the front row I’m sure 🙂 Sausage rolls are always a hit – I can scoff a whole tray over a couple of hours I’m so addicted to them. Love your sauce – so easy – will be giving it a go. Good luck!

  10. I’m exhausted simply reading your schedule. Congrats to Alfie on all of his musical accomplishments.

  11. Charlie – I sure hope you found pants for Alfie and a good spot to sit in at his performance! What a hectic day you had lined up – I am tired just reading through it all! But – these rolls would help me relax – love the accompanying sauce too!
    xx

  12. That does sound like a crazy day Charlie, I do hope you did get good seats afterall. How was Alfie’s performance? I bet he would have loved to sneak a few of those gorgeous sausage rolls. They look awesome.The black sesame seeds look beautiful on them too. They will be very well received at your event!

  13. Charlie, you have had a busy day. Congrats to Alfie, love to hear his version of Danny Boy. The Sausage Rolls look like they’d hit the spot for any occasion.

  14. What perfect party food! I love the filling. I need to use puff pastry more often – it’s so wonderful and saves so much time! I can’t believe how busy you are – I thought two kids was a lot!

  15. I’ve never found a sausage or sausage recipe that I didn’t like. Great snack anytime!

  16. I am saving your yummy sausage rolls for the future! They look scrumptious. Fingers crossed you got a seat up close! xo

  17. What a busy time you’ve had Charlie! I’m a big sausage roll fan and these look well worth the effort 😀

  18. Such a talented family you have….. The big day must be coming up soon, then maybe you might get a day or two of rest before Xmas is upon us…. 🙂

  19. You fit more into a day than most Charlie, you deserve a medal and those sausage rolls are fabulous. Bet they will go down a treat at Arabella’s 21st?
    Have a happy weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  20. they grow like weeds don’t they. I blink and my boys have their pant legs up high like Tin Tin.
    Hope your elbows didn’t get too bruised pushing by to get to the front, (you do have to do these things sometimes don’t you!)

  21. As I read this we are on a very relaxed ‘holiday house’ holiday. All glorious except the boys seem to be starving 24/7 and there is no Room Service to call to help me out. In a day they will be sick of BBQ’s. Brilliant recipe to make tomorrow and freeze. So when hunger calls I can sit and enjoy the view while they sort out a re heat. I hope you got ‘the’ seat. 😘

  22. I do hope you got a ringside seat Charlie, especially as Alfie’s the star! I bet your party food will be a huge hit, they sure look yummy xo

  23. These look absolutely delicious! (And way to easy to pop too many of them at a party – so good!) All this party prep has me anxiously awaiting! So far the menu is looking delicious!

  24. Love reading about your family and adventures!
    you are much more than a FOOD blog!
    O, and tasty looking sausage rolls! YUMMMmmmm

  25. I swear! all of your recent recipes have been terrific snacking food. My kids want to move in with you. I am trying to work on some good after school snack options.

  26. The pictures of these rolls are very striking Charlie. Hope you are not run too ragged. I’m glad that my son’s 21st is behind us!

  27. I really want to try these sausage rolls, Charlie. They would be wonderful to have on hand as appetizers or snacks when guests pop in. I can’t believe the day you had. And you still had time to bake the sausage rolls and put up a post! You run rings around me. 🙂 How exciting for Alfie to be singing in the Opera House. You have very talented children! How delightful that he loves to sing. ox

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