Saturday, February 11, 2012

Un-sausage rolls

A couple of crafty minx types have been hassling me for this recipe so I thought I'd better share it.
It was passed to me by my aunt and although I was a bit sceptical, I gave it a try and whoa Nelly, I am sooo glad I did.

The key to sharing them with others, especially meat-and-three-veg menfolks types is to tell them nothing. When they ask, "what's for tea?" the answer should be sausage rolls. It's not a lie....

Makes 12
Prep: 10 Min Cook: 25-30 Min

1 Cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 Cup pecans
3 eggs
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs (I use oregano, basil, thyme & rosemary)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 Cup quick oats
1/2 Cup dried breadcrumbs
3 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 200degrees C
Process cottage cheese, pecans, egg, onion, herbs and soy sauce in a food processor.
Add oats and breadcrumbs.
Pulse until combined.

Step 2:
Cut each pastry sheet in half.
Fill each half with two heaped tablespoons of mixture.
Roll into a sausage shape and cut in half.
Brush top with a little milk.

Step 3:
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place rolls on tray and prick pastry with a fork or lightly score with a knife.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Serve hot or cold.

Note: The sausage rolls freeze well either cooked or uncooked. I make up a double batch and have some in the freezer for those lazy nights.

My dad is a good cook and he's always been known for his sausage rolls. They are damn good, but.....
I like these better. They look like meat, they taste like meat but they are light and you don't get the greasy feeling after eating them.

One of my friends and her husband came for lunch and we had the un-sausage rolls. He's a very plain eater and would never choose a vegetarian meal and he didn't pick that they weren't meat.

Try them out and let me know how you go.

Back to all things crafty. I bought a little something for the sewing room....

I've already insisted we move it into place because I knew if I left it in its temporary spot, I'd fill it will crap and then have to unpack it to move it. I couldn't help but put a few quilts in for the photo though. A bargain at the local oppy that I think will end up looking pretty fab once it's stripped and attacked with some white/off white paint. That will have to be down the track because it's already full of crafty stuff.

I hope your craftiness finishes are happening, I'm still pegging away at mine and I think I can get at least one WIP completed in February. What are you working on at the moment?

Ab xx


  1. those sausage rolls sounds so tasty! love the hutch for crafting. i have one partially finished out in my garage....hoping my hubs will find time for it sooner than later.

  2. Oooh, don't forget to show us the newly painted dresser.
    I'm going to give this recipe a go soon too.

  3. are you sure your Aunt didnt nick that recipe from me?? I reckon you've had them at my place but I put walnuts, tom paste and any 'sad' (wilty-ish looking veg I can find in the (not so) crisper.... P