I have to say I am so far really impressed with the next cookbook. It’s called Great Pub Food: Make Home Your New Local. Everything I have tried from the book, including the Beef and Guinness Pies I made last time I used this book, have been great! Perhaps it would make a great Christmas gift for someone on your list?
This time I had tagged the recipe for Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls. To make them I heated oil in a large skillet over medium low heat. Then I added chopped onion, garlic and fennel seeds.
Once the onion was softened I added chopped celery and carrot.
That cooked for about ten minutes and then I emptied the contents of the skillet into a large bowl and let it cool. Meanwhile I rolled out puff pastry and divided each sheet into 4 rectangles, which I set aside on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
I then preheated my oven to 400 degrees F. By this point the sauted veggies in the bowl were cool so I added ground pork, diced apple and salt and pepper. I combined the meat with fruit and veggies.
Then I formed “sausage like” shapes and wrapped each in a piece of puff pastry. I brushed the outside of the puff pastry with a lightly beaten egg. Then I sprinkled fennel and sesame seeds on top.
The baking sheet went into the for about 25 minutes. They came out of the oven nicely browned.
The Verdict: These were GREAT! Very tasty, awesome flavor!! These would make a great thing to bring to a party, your friends would def. be impressed. Also these make a great breakfast too. Make them! Get the recipe here.