I made these sausage rolls when we had a few friends over at the weekend. They went down a treat and I had to be quick to grab one myself. In fact they were so successful and are so easy to make that my brother used the idea at Hogmanay. Just take a pack of good quality sausages (I used Tesco’s pork and caramelised onion) and remove the sausage meat from the skins. Mush it all up and place in a long tube on a ready-rolled sheet of puff pastry. Brush a little egg wash on the edges and tuck the pastry over the sausagemeat. Cut into thumb sized rolls, slash the tops, brush with more egg wash then cook for 25-30 minutes in a 200C oven.
Over the summer I get through loads of courgettes, tomatoes and peppers in various dishes so there’s almost always a couple of each lurking in a corner of the fridge waiting to be used. Most of the time I’ve also got a lump of puff pastry in the freezer as I rarely need to use a whole block. The other week I was stuck for ideas for a Sunday lunch and decided to use up some of the leftovers.
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You know a few years ago I hardly ever ate dessert. It just wasn’t something I was into. I never saw the appeal of ice cream, tarts or cooked fruit. Exceptions were made for chocolate based desserts of course. Over the last couple of years I’ve been slowly converted to the dessert cause and now its one of the main reasons I have to do so much exercise!
I absolutely adore warm apple tarts with cold vanilla ice cream. A great tarte tatin with caramelised apples and crisp pastry is a cause of much delight especially when it’s served hot with a great big lump of ice cream melting all over it. When I received a copy of Michelle Roux’s Pastry for my birthday recently this had to be the first recipe I tried. Continue reading “Tarte Tatin”