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Halloween Inspired Sausage Rolls

My earliest memory earliest memories of sausage rolls were when my grandparents treated me to a piping hot sausage roll after grocery shopping. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve burnt my tongue. I could never wait long enough for my treat to cool down.

Touching on a treat, Halloween is around the corner, and I have a fun treat to add to your Halloween family movie night. You guessed it. Sausage rolls!

Traditionally sausage rolls are made with ground pork, but I prefer the consistency of ground turkey. I’ve also added a Halloween twist by converting the rolls into mummified heads. Ooh, so scary, mwah hah hah hah!

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 500g ground turkey
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel (optional)
  • 1 chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Pastry:

  • 1 pack of puff pastry
  • 1 egg for brushing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add garlic and onion, cook till golden brown.
  4. Allow onion mix to cool.
  5. Add onion mix, spices, salt and pepper to ground turkey and mix.
  6. Place in the fridge (it’s easier to handle cold).
Mummy Heads
  1. Cut half the pastry into 2×2 inch squares (base), and slice the other half into 1/4 inch strips (Mummy wrap).
  2. Set aside a strip to rolls small balls for mummy eyes.
  3. Roll turkey into balls and place onto pastry squares.
  4. Wrap top half with strips, leaving a gap for eyes.
  5. Add two little ball eyes on each head.
  6. Once all the ‘heads’ are on baking sheet, brush with egg.
  7. Bake at 350F for 30 – 35 minutes.
  8. Cool and serve.
Regular Sausage Rolls
  1. Cut a 4 inch strip down the length of the pastry.
  2. Place ground turkey down the centre of the pastry.
  3. Brush each egg wash on either both sides of exposed pastry.
  4. Fold one side up against turkey.
  5. Fold or roll the other egg-washed pastry to seal to roll.
  6. Ensure final fold is at the bottom of the roll
  7. Brush the top of the roll
  8. Slice evenly, I start with the centre and keep halving each segment until each piece is roughly 2 inches or longer if desired.
  9. Bake at 350F for 30 – 35 minutes.
  10. Cool and serve.

You can now add sausage rolls to your lunch box treats menu as another fun and tasty lunch option or get-together.

Time to enjoy a juicy sausage roll. I eat mine plain; My husband prefers his with gravy on the side; our kids eat theirs with ketchup and a dash of mustard. Tag me @TriednTriumphed and let me know how you enjoy your sausage rolls?