Recipe: Australian Style Sausage Puffs

by Cate on September 3, 2015

Australian Style Sausage Puffs are a perfect dinner entree that are easy to make and check that “something different” box. Slice them smaller and you have a tasty appetizer.

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Man, re-entry is hard.

But I bet I don’t have to tell you that.

The break was good.

And then it’s done.

Madeline is now in second grade, and Nick is in 8th, and my classes (nutrition this semester!) started up again this week too.

Between that, and life thrown in for good measure, it’s been harder to get back to this space, but this lovely recipe found me my way back.

My biggest struggle with dinner lately is finding something that all three of us like. Everyone has their little quirks, so you can imagine my excitement when we can all agree on a recipe.

::cue the angels’ chorus::

And this is that.

Australian Style Sausage Puffs.

Memories are a funny thing. Sometimes you can have absolutely no recollection of something, until it’s staring you in the face, and it all the sudden jogs a memory. I hope that makes sense. I know I had something like these sausage puffs as a kid when we lived in England, but I had forgotten all about it until I came across this recipe a few months ago.

And here we are, reliving fond memories, and relishing in the Clean Plate Club.

With minimal ingredients and even less fuss, these tasty babies will be on your dinner plate in forty-five minutes. Pair it with a side dish (I made yellow rice with green olives, one of Nick’s favorites), and you have a pretty awesome meal.

As I mentioned above, slice these smaller for appetizer portions, and since the recipe itself is pretty dummy-proof, feel free to play around with add-ins (Cheddar cheese, sauteed onions, different spices, the possibilities are endless).

Australian Style Sausage Puffs
Recipe courtesy of Australian Food

Ingredients
1 (17 1/3 ounce) package puff pastry
2 lbs bulk pork sausage (I used 24 oz)
1 medium onion, finely chopped (I used about half a medium onion)
1 cup breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat bread crumbs)
salt and pepper (to season)
1?2 cup milk or 1?2 cup cream
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 425°F In a large bowl, mix together the sausage, onion, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and milk or cream.

2.Unfold the puff pastry onto a lightly floured work surface. Cut each sheet in two lengthwise to make four long rectangles. Form a log of sausage down the center of each puff pastry sheet, leaving a 1-inch edge. Starting from a long edge, roll the puff pastry up and over the sausage, brushing the edge with the beaten egg to seal. Pinch the ends closed.

3.Cut each roll into quarters. Place the rolls seam-side down on a parchment or wax paper-lined baking sheet and brush the tops with the egg wash.

4.Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F, and bake for another 30 to 35 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden and the sausage is cooked through.

5.Let cool for a few minutes, then serve with ketchup.

Variations.
•Add extra flavorings to your sausage mix as you like: chopped parsley, thyme, curry powder, crumbled sage, garlic powder, paprika.

•Appetizer Portions: Cut each rolled up puff pastry log into 8 portions instead of 4 to make appetizer-sized sausage rolls. Adjust down the cooking time to allow for the smaller size.

•Sprinkle the rolls with sesame seeds or paprika before baking.

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Michelle September 4, 2015 at 3:56 am

Hi Cate,

I recently wrote a newsletter for my own blog readers and I mentioned that our favourite lazy weekend breakfast is Dutch Baby. As a result I went to dig out the recipe and discovered that it was one of yours I’d printed out years and years ago. Once Google Reader died, I stopped reading blogs regularly, so I’ve not caught up with Sweetnicks in so long. I decided to see if you were still at it and to my great joy, you are! I remember when I first read the blog becuase my kids are the same age as Nick. :)

You’ve inspired me to get back to blog reading now , especially this one. Thanks for keeping at it, and keeping my family well fed on all those lazy Sunday mornings. :)

With gratitude,

Michelle
PS – In Australia we’d call these sausage rolls. :) They are pretty much a staple of life here.

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Cate October 13, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Thanks for popping in! As a blog reader myself, I definitely feel like I’m watching others’ kids grow up in front of my eyes!

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Patsy September 8, 2015 at 8:11 pm

My family would love these! I always have puff pastry in the freezer waiting for something to inspire me to defrost it and make something everyone will enjoy.
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