It was raining all day in Vancouver. As usual, I didn't want to go out and had nothing much to do at home than to bake! Found some ground beef and puff pastry that's been sitting in the freezer with no particular use and decided to make these sausage rolls.
These sausage rolls are really versatile! I've made them for dinner, finger food for guests and even for afternoon tea. These rolls can be made in advance, kept in the freezer and when needed, cut, and place them right in the oven.
Sausage Rolls (makes approximately 3 rolls)
300g Ground beef
80g Bread crumbs
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1/2 garlic powder
1. Take puff pastry from the freezer to thaw
2. Mix all of the above ingredients together in a mixer until thoroughly mixed.
3. Place the mix into a piping bag with no piping tip. Ensure the end has a large hole (approximately 1in diameter)
4. Unroll the puff pastry and cut in half. The one I've used is 10in x 10in
5. Pipe meat onto the centre of each half
6. Egg wash one side
7. Starting from the Non egg washed side, wrap the puff pastry around the meat. Ensure dough overlaps by 1/2" to properly close the filling
8. Place in freezer
9. When needed, remove from freezer, cut into desired width (I cut them into 1in thickness). If it's too hard to cut, let thaw at room temp till it's soft enough to cut, approximately 30 minutes.
10. Egg wash ONE side
11. Bake at 350F for approximately 40 minutes
Although this recipe makes 3 rolls, I typically only make 2 rolls and leave the rest of the meat for mini patties for mini burgers! I don't particularly like to thaw out an extra sheet of puff pastry and only using half and 2 rolls is perfectly enough for my husband and I.
This is how the puff pastry I bought looks like: