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Sausage RollsWe are back from Hawaii with many adventures to share and food to write about, just give me a day or two to settle back in to real life! I wanted to put a quick repost in honor of tonight’s start of the NFL season. I now have 16 weeks of Sundays where J. will barely communicate ahead of me but we both love the game and of course the food that comes with it.

It is also finals time for Aussie Rules and NRL back home in Australia so it is fitting for my wonderful Aussie followers also.

So here is a favorite recipe and favorite footy food from Australia – the sausage roll! A delicious savory treat with ketchup, relish or bbq sauce on the side and of course the prerequisite beer.

Check out the original entry here – Aussie Footy Food!

Enjoy the recipe and the football – whatever code or team you might follow!

With the NFL season starting this week I thought I would bring a touch of Aussie footy food to our Sunday of watching games. This is the first time I have tried to make my own sausage rolls from scratch and have pinched a friend’s recipe that I have always enjoyed eating.

In a large bowl combine 1 small onion and 1 small carrot, both finely grated, 4 gloves of crushed garlic, 3/4 cup of tasty cheddar cheese, 3 pinches of thyme and black pepper to your own taste. I made my own breadcrumbs in the food processor and added 3/4 cup to the mixture. In the food processor I placed 600 grams of ground pork and chopped it until it was super fine before adding it to the rest of the mixture. Finally add 1 beaten egg and mix everything together until completely combined.

Cut 2 sheets of puff pastry in half so that you get 4 long pieces. Dividing the mixture into four place it down the centre of each piece of puff pastry in a cylindrical sausage shape. Fold the sides of the pastry around the mixture and close using a little water so they form a roll. Place them on a greased baking tray and then glaze with a mixture of a beaten egg and a little milk.

Place in a preheated oven of 180 C and cook for around 30 minutes or until golden brown. I move the rolls around in the oven half way through to make sure they are cooking evenly throughout.

This will make 16 small or 8 large sausage rolls. Eat with a good tomato sauce (ketchup) or chutney and a cold beer!

With 16 more weeks of Sundays spent watching NFL I am sure there will be more Australian inspired football snacks ahead. Back to the game now!