People keep asking me if I’ve had any pregnancy cravings an my response is usually no. As far as waking Will up in the middle of the night demanding he go out and buy a tub of fudge ice-cream and a jar of pickles, I haven’t had those sorts of cravings but I do get hankerings.
The reason I say I haven’t had preggas cravings is because I get serious hankerings when I’m not pregnant. I get an idea of a certain type of food I want to eat in my head and I cannot get it out until that food is in my belly.
Last week it was sausage rolls but not the greasy not-actual-meat ones you get from the bakery, I wanted a homemade sausage roll – one that I knew what was inside.
There were a couple of odd bits of veges in the fridge like one small carrot and one tiny zucchini that couldn’t really be used for much so I chopped them up really finely and added them to the mince to make my sausage rolls relatively healthy.
I think there were some mushrooms in there too as well as extra lean organic beef mince and some organic sausage mince.
These were so good we had the leftovers for dinner the following night.
You can make them in rolls or I also like to make sausage roll scrolls where you cover a sheet of pastry in the filling, roll it up and cut it in thin slices. They’re great for parties as a fancier version of sausage rolls and they freeze really well.
The next time I make them I’m going to make double so some actually make it to my freezer supply.
They’re a good dinner when you want something that seems a little bit naughty but isn’t really and would be a sneaky way to get some extra veges into your
husband’s kids’ dinner. Enjoy!
What about you? Do you get food cravings? Do you usually give in?
- 1 cup finely diced vegetables
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tbsp fresh herbs, chopped
- 300g (10oz) beef mince
- 2 sausages, skin removed
- Salt & Pepper
- 3 sheets of puff pastry
- 1 egg
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- Milk for brushing
- Sesame seeds for decoration (optional)
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C (430F) fan-forced and line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Lay the sheets of puff pastry out on the bench and either slice in half down the middle for rolls or leave whole for scrolls.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and squelch them together.
- For sausage rolls, make a sausage of mince mixture down the centre of the half slice of pastry then wrap to enclose the filling then slice into the desired thickness then place them on the lined baking trays seam-side down.
- For scrolls, spread a sheet of pastry with mixture about 5mm thick leaving a small border of pastry at the top and bottom then roll it up into a log. Use a serrated knife to slice up pieces about 2-3cm thick then place them on the lined baking trays.
- Brush the sausage rolls with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes for scrolls and a little longer for sausage rolls.