Hello Everyone. I have a quick post today to share this amazing and simple Pork & Fennel Sausage Roll recipe which I whipped up on the weekend to take to my friends house party. Originally the recipe is from the Bourke St Bakery Cookbook but I cheated with it slightly and didn’t make the puff pastry from scratch. Store bought puff pastry seemed to do the trick just as well.
I altered the ingredients slightly as well…anything I added which is not in the originaly recipe is in italics.
30 ml (1 1/2 Tablespoons) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
40gm Fennel Seeds finely chopped
4 Thyme Sprigs leaves picked
150gm Brown Onions finely chopped
150gm Celery finely chopped
150gm Carrots finely chopped
1.2kg Lean Mince Pork
40gm Bread Crumbs
15gm White Pepper I used Ground Black Pepper instead
1 Packet Puff Pastry
1 Tablespoon Chilli Flakes
150gm Pine Nuts
Egg Wash – 1 whisked egg
Fennel Seeds for sprinkling
- Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the fennel and thyme and stir until aromatic. Add the pine nuts, onion and celery and cook for 5 minutes, until onions are browned. Add the carrots and cook for 20 minutes, until very soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Place pork mince in a large bowl and add the cooled vegetable mixture, salt, breadcrumbs, chilli flakes and black pepper. Using your hands, mix the meat forcefully for 3 minutes to combine.
- Lay out your store bought puff pastry sheets and cut each in half. Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
- Divide the filling mixture onto the puff pastry along the long edge. Roll them up and use the egg wash to seal the ends.
- Cut the sausage rolls into the size you like (I cut each log into three).
- Place them on baking paper lined trays and brush with the egg wash and sprinkle with a few more fennel seeds (Be wary that the fennel seeds can go very bitter when cooked so I limited the amount I put on top).
- Reduce the oven temperature to 190C and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown.
I served mine with a tomato & chilli sauce (you literally mix the two sauces together). A tomato chutney would go really well with these though if you have that at home.
So simple and so tasty.
Bon Appetit xxx