Monday, 3 March 2014

Chicken (Sausage) Roll - easy

Oven: 180/190 deg. C
1 pack (approx.8) chicken sausages (I used Marks & Spencer's)
Remove the skins and discard, and place the sausagemeat in a mixing bowl.
Then ....
1 chopped leek (white part)
2 cloves of garlic - chopped
1 Spring Onion - (peeled) chopped
handful of pinenuts
Saute the above in about a tablespoon of oil and a knob of butter, until the leeks/onions are softened, cool, then add to sausagemeat, with
Handful of chopped fresh corriander
some grated lemon zest (optional)
2 apples - peeled and chopped
Mix together well.

8ozs. Self-raising flour (or Plain Flour + 1 large tsp of baking powder)
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 - 1 tsp. dried Basil
Pinch of dried Thyme
4 fl.ozs. Sunflower Oil
Plus enough cold water to make a nice dough - add a couple of tablespoons of water at a time.

Mix all the dough ingredients together (food processor is fine), 
Bring the dough together and roll into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface.  
Grease a flat baking tray, and move the dough carefully on to this.
Place the Filling along the centre of the rectangle, fold in the short side pieces, and bring up the long sides to cover, and pinch together.
Glaze with a beaten egg, and sprinkle some Sesame Seeds on top, if fancied.
Using a skewer, make a few holes in the pastry top, (in a pattern - maybe 3 each side) -

Bake for 1/2 - 3/4 hr. - check to see if nicely browned and you may see the filling bubbling through.
Leave to cool or get cold - I think this is nicer eaten cold.
Serve sliced with mustard and a lovely green dressed salad.

Great for a picnic, or just grazing from the fridge at weekends :)
I wrap mine in greaseproof paper and foil, and it keeps well in the fridge for a good few days.

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