When thinking about Australia, you don’t really automatically think about food first. And even when you think of food – the only thing coming to mind is the roasted iguana reference from the “Crocodile Dundee” movies, so not a big help either. So while doing research (all the time keeping in mind that it should be something that Nico could help with AND have some sort of potential that he is also going to at least try a nibble) I came across this website (What’s 4 Eats) and found out that sausage rolls seem to be a staple in the Australian cuisine and since Nico always has liked sausages of different kinds and it looked like something fairly easy to do, we figured to give it a shot.
The recipe, as you can see, is really easy (Since Phyllo dough can be somewhat of a pain and with a toddler that has the attention span (or patience) of a bumblebee sometimes we had to look for an alternative and found a very hopeful can of Pillsbury Crescent Dough in our fridge that was just waiting to spring into action.):
- 1 can of Pillsbury Crescent Dough
- 1 6-pack of uncooked pork sausages
- 1 small/medium sized onion
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup milk
- Finely chop the onion.
- Take the casing off the sausages.
- Mix the sausage meat with the onion, breadcrumbs and milk into a cohesive dough.
- Open the can of crescent dough and make four rectangles (remember to press the perforation you would normally use to separate them into triangles down, so you don’t have any potential leaks).
- Put some of the meat mix in a sausage shape into the dough and fold over the dough, pressing all edges closed.
- Put into the oven (check the instructions on the label before throwing out the can).
- Wait until they are golden brown (keep checking underneath as well to make sure they don’t get too dark) before taking them out.
- Let them cool a little and serve with a splash of ketchup.
As usual Nico was very enthusiastic about helping, especially when it came to chopping the onion in our little electric chopper, he also loved to pour the ingredients together and then press down on the dough, unfortunately when it came down to trying them, he kind of chickened out and played the picky eater… But the options are pretty open for this one, you can get your standard pork sausages or try out some of the flavoured ones, such as Bacon & Cheddar or others to give it a little twist.
Please check out our partner blogs and their Australia ideas: Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Domestic Goddesque, Glittering Muffins, Juggling with Kids, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Mermaids’ Makings, Mom 2 Posh Little Divas, Montessori Tidbits, Mummymummymum, The Educators’ Spin On It and The Usual Mayhem!
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