24 September 2008

Veggie Sausage Rolls


Antonia over at Food Glorious Food is hosting a new event called the British Food Fortnight Blogging Event.

I decided to put a vegetarian twist on that old British party favourite - sausage rolls.














Veggie Sausage Rolls

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
2 large field mushrooms, finely chopped
2 tsp dried thyme
4 sundried tomatoes
½ cup of salted peanuts
3 tsp vegetarian worcestershire sauce
1 slice wholemeal bread
3 eggs, whisked
black pepper


Heat the oven to 200c fan 180c gas 6 and place greaseproof paper over two baking trays.

Fry the onion, garlic and celery in the olive oil until softened, then add the mushrooms and thyme. Cook for a few minutes before adding the tomatoes and worcestershire sauce. Season the mixture with black pepper. You can season with salt at this point too, but only if you are adding unsalted nuts.

Whizz the bread into breadcrumbs before adding the mushroom mix and peanuts. Pulse until combined and then pour in two of the whisked eggs to bind the mixture.

Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface until quite thin, just bigger than a sheet of A4 paper. Slice the pastry into 3 lengths. Lay a long strip of the filling down the middle of each length. Brush down the sides with egg and then roll the pastry over the filling, leaving the join underneath. Cut into the desired lengths and brush with egg.

Place the sausage rolls on the baking trays, leaving a space in between each one. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the pastry is golden.

30 comments:

  1. yum. i was just thinking about making vegetarian meat loaf with mushrooms. while it is not the same thing, reading this makes me want it even more.

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  2. That sounds really good Holler. I still have some puff pastry in the freezer and am tempted to try this right away. Did you use one package of puff pastry?

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  3. Good one...I love using savory filling in puff pastry...

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  4. This is interesting....I make sausage rolls for my husband, never thought about trying to make it vegetarian for me. Could I use store-bought puff pastry?

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  5. This looks really really good. But are the eggs whipped or whisked? And how much puff pastry? Nevermind.. I am on a health kick I have to save these for 5 pounds from now.

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  6. Oh yum. I love puff pastry and I haven't had a good vege-roll in years. They're often so bland. These look amazing!

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  7. This seems a like a great alternative to pork sausage meat - will try it out witih my lot.
    hope you are well!
    Charlotte

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  8. Hm. Sounds interesting! I've not had an actual roll with ground meat in it -- people just put a sausage or something in puff pastry (or pizza filling somehow) and call it basically the same thing, but this is definitely more posh.

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  9. Hey Maybelle's Mom, I am up for nearly any veggie dish, if it has mushrooms in it :)

    Hi Lisa, yes, I only used one packet.

    They were indeed a lovely treat Usha. I hadn't had sausage rolls (veggie) in so long.

    Hi Rita, store bought pastry would be fine. That is what I used. I think your husband might like these too, they had a good rich flavour.

    Hi Katerina, well if you slip and want an indulgence, then the eggs are whisked with a fork (typo) and 1 packet of puff pastry.

    It was a nice change, having these Wendy and Graham loved them.

    Hi Charlotte, Nice to hear from you. I am well thanks, I hope you guys are too!

    Hi Tadmack, I wouldn't call them posh, but they are good. The pizza filling sounds interesting!

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  10. I have had something similar so know these are delicious:D

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  11. Childresn's party food at it's best Val and a real treat!

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  12. Im a meat eater as you know but I think I would actually prefer these! They sound delicious. Will bookmark these.

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  13. These look so good to me, and I think it's because of the peanuts!

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  14. Thank you Eldivenlerim :)

    I'm glad you would like the recipe Beth :)

    The peanuts really help the texture Diann.

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  15. um, Yum. I was just thinking of having (yet) another go at puff pastry and pondering a recipe that might inspire. Historically I have failed miserably. (Sad Face here)

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  16. What a fantastically tasty-sounding update on a British classic. These 'sausage' rolls are truly delicious sounding - great entry to the challenge, thank you. You know, I think they might even be better than the 'real thing'!!

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  17. I love this filling, and I have puff pastry in the freezer :)

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  18. Just buy some ready made pastry Shelly. It is good quality these days and life is too short to make puff pastry from scratch
    :)

    I am glad you like them Antonia, I thought you came up with a great challenge idea!

    Go to it Ohio Mom :)

    Thanks Pia :)

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  19. I've never had sausage rolls. Anything stuffed with delicious mushrooms has to be a winner. These look so yummy!

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  20. Such a good idea for a veggie filling - I bet the mushroom/thyme/sundried tomato combo is really tasty. So much nicer and better for you than the nasty processed meat in a normal sausage roll, but I bet these still have that great savoury kick

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  21. Nice. these look so good. i ate a lot of these (non veggie ones) while in Ireland.

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  22. Ooh. That looks postively fantastic, Holler. I'm thinking this would be uber tasty... wAs you know, we're not vegetarians, but we definitely embrace our vegetarian main dishes!!

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  23. These look amazing! I am totally going to make these for my little Brit.

    You Rock Holler - as usual!!!

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  24. They are really good party food Alexa :)

    Much nicer than those nasty, unidentified meat fillings, that's for sure Sophie!

    It is a very British snack Parker.

    It's all about choice and a bit of variety, isn't it Lo?

    Thanks Vegan Cowgirl :)

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  25. I love how portable and savory they are :). These would even make a great appetizer! We would love to feature your recipe on the first and only digital recipe reader! Please email sophiekiblogger@gmail.com if you're interested :).

    Thanks!

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  26. I will never turn my nose up at sausage rolls again - these sound like I'd like to tuck into one right now ;)

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