Jumbo Sausage Rolls – The Simple Secrets To Cooking Everything -Matt Preston

Hot out of the oven ten minutes ago (and ready for my daughter and son in laws house warming/baby shower), these sausage rolls are delicious!  Make to the size you desire, add as much or as little spice ( read fire) as you like – we prefer our sausage rolls with a good dash of fire.  I think I might just have to make another batch for Christmas.


** The secret ingredients are pine nuts and a special spice mix (see p.148)


Sausage Rolls

Chicken And Feta Sausage Rolls – David Herbert’s Best Home Cooking – David Herbert

Davdi Herbert's Best Home Cooking)

Recipe from David Herbert’s Best Home Cooking by David Herbert with photography by Brent Parker Jones, published by Lantern rrp$39.99

Chicken and feta sausage rolls

Makes 12


Chicken & Feta Sausage Rolls

Use ready-made puff pastry to make these. To thaw the pastry sheets, lay them flat on baking paper at room temperature for about 10 minutes.


2 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry, thawed 1 free-range egg, beaten

tomato sauce, to serve (optional)



500 g minced chicken

1 small golden shallot, very finely chopped grated zest of ½ lemon

4 tablespoons chopped rocket

4 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs

½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes 100 g feta, crumbled

salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well with your hands. Season well with salt and pepper.Cut each sheet of pastry in half. Form the filling into four sausages the length of the pastry, and place one slightly       off-centre on each strip

2. Brush one edge of the pastry strip with beaten egg and then fold the other over to enclose the filling.

3.  Press down to  seal with the back of a fork and brush with beaten egg.

Cut each roll into three smaller sausage  rolls,  and prick each with a fork. Place on a baking tray lined with

baking paper and chill for at least 30 minutes or until ready to cook.

4. Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan- forced).

5.Bake the sausage rolls for 25 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with tomato sauce, if desired.


My Chicken & Feta Sausage Rolls

My Chicken & Feta Sausage Rolls

As you can see these turned out perfectly  –  they were delicious and could easily be made for a lazy supper or served with some salad for a quick and easy meal.  I will certainly be making these again.




Falafel: David Herbert’s Best Home Cooking – David Herbert

This is a delicious, healthy, vegetarian, vegan snack or entrée or makes great party food with a spicy yoghurt dip or a  Salsa Verde (or great filling in a flat bread roll). I made mine with dried chickpeas (Garbanzos), soaked overnight, then blitzed in the food processer with fresh herbs and spices (can chickpeas are suitable for this recipe).  It is the fresh coriander and parsley that makes this receipt zing!

David Herbert's Best Home Cooking - Falafels