Archive for November, 2009

Jummo’s Homemade Sausage Rolls

Made these for dinner tonight – hubbys request.  Didn’t have a recipe and so I just made it up and they tasted a treat.  Easiest thing in the world to bake but can get a little messy – so as long as you don’t mind a bit of mess read on…

Finished Product

 

Rating: ♥♥♥.5

Recipe:

Two packs of sausage mince

2 eggs

1c breadcrumbs

2 carrots grated

handful of chives chopped finely

1tbl of finely chopped Basil, Parsley and Oregano (fresh if possible)

Packet of frozen puff pastry

Okay, so easy – throw the whole thing together (minus the puff pastry) and mix with your hands to ensure that everything is mixed through properly.

Thaw your sheets of frozen puff pastry out until they are easy to cut and fold over.

Cut each pastry sheet in half.  In the middle of the pastry piece place some of the mixture from one end to the other.

Mix an extra egg into a teacup and use some of that dabbed on your finger to moisten the edges of the pastry, then join up and press together.  It should look like a log.

Roll your log over and brush lightly with more egg.  Cut into three pieces and make little prick holes in the top of each one, and place on a baking tray.

Repeat with the rest then bake on 190 C for around 20-30 minutes until the tops are crunchy and golden.

YUM!

 

PS: These make HEAPS so if it’s just for two I would half the recipe.

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Berry and Coffee Muffins

What other way to start a kitchen blog than with a bit of sweet afternoon tea? I choose this recipe today because I hadn’t tried the combination of berry and coffee before. I was almost tempted to throw in some chocolate pieces, but thought I’d follow the recipe…..THIS time.

Here’s the finished product…

Taste: A little earthy, and not too sweet as all the sweetness is provided by the berries. The coffee offsets the sugar that is in these babies so if you like something sweeter add a bit more sugar (or I’d throw in some choc chunks myself as it would be a nice taste to add to the coffee and berries)The coffee taste needs to be stronger, because if you didn’t know there was coffee in them, you’d be asking what that taste was.  I’m not a huge fan of this recipe and would give it a miss.

Rating: ♥ (out of 5)

Recipe:

2tbl boiling water
2tbl instant coffee
1 tbl milk
110 g butter, melted
400 g SR flour
175g castor sugar
1 tsp bi carb soda
2 beaten eggs
265 ml milk
225g fresh or frozen berries of your choice (I used mixed)

Preheat the oven to 200c

Mix all your dry ingredients together.
Mix the coffee with the boiling water, then add to your melted butter.
Beat the eggs and milk and pour into the dry mix.
Add the buttery mixture.
Mix all together, then add berries at the last minute gently.

Pop in muffin pans and cook for around 20 minutes.
Cool for 5 minutes and eat whilst still warm (although I quite like them cold myself)
Makes up to around 15 medium size muffins.

Source: 500 cupcakes & muffins by Fergal Connolly