Monday, August 22, 2011

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Sometimes there is just nothing cuter than a guy in love. I'm such a sap that when I hear or see people being kind and generous to their special someones, but what gets my heart a-melting is when he or she is proud of their partner. I feel sorry for anyone Veggie Dad has cornered on a club-going Friday night, tipsily detailing everything I've ever done as if it is the second coming of cheesus.

A staunch veg friend of mine emailed me recently with a recipe he wanted to pass on from his girlfriend. "All props to her, I'm just the middleman", he says. My heart melts. How sweet that he took the time to send me something I might like because his girlfriend made it and he was so enthused by what she'd done he had to share.

I posted a picture on both Instagram and Twitter when I was done, and was immediately awash with people wanting to know how to make it. I knew it would be a hit! I love a good sausage roll, but they can be very dodgy, and veg ones are no exception. This one, true to most recipes like this, looks and sounds like a drunk three-year-old randomly dumped the ingredients into a blender. However, it works. I don't know how, but soldier on - the end results justify the means!

Here is Tara's recipe - and if you make it, let me know how you go and I will pass it on! Thanks Tara <3


3 eggs
1 cup cottage cheese
½ cup crushed walnuts
2 ½ tabs. Soy sauce
1 medium onion
1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
1 ½ cups rolled oats
1tsp dry vegie stock
2 tbs. Grated Parmesan cheese
3 sheets frozen puff pastry

1. Blend walnuts, eggs, cottage cheese, onion and soy sauce together.
2. Mix rolled oats, breadcrumbs, seasoning and Parmesan cheese together. Add blended mix.
3. Cut pastry sheets in half and spoon a layer of mixture down the middle of each sheet.
4. Roll up the sheets and seal with milk.
5. Cut each roll into four and brush with milk or melted butter.
6. Place on a greased tray (I just used baking paper) and bake at 180 degrees Celsius fan forced for about 30 minutes.



  1. flyingdrunkenmonkeyAugust 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    Oh they look good! I think I'll have to give them a go :) I've never actually had veg "sausage" rolls.

  2. Cute! These are pretty gluten-y, but I've had my eye on some brown rice pastry on the Foodo website, so this might be a good excuse to buy some and see if I can make them work!

  3. Yum!! These look eerily similar to a recipe handed to us from a friend-of-a-friend back when we lived in Brisbane. I think our non-sausage rolls might be cousins. :-D

  4. YES!! I have been waiting for this recipe since salivating over your photo on instagram. Thank you, I will be enjoying these next weekend. xo

  5. Great...thanks for sharing a meat free 'sausage roll'...I'll be making these for sure!

  6. Brilliant! I'm going to have to try these out on my vegetarian, I'm sure he'll love them!

  7. Thanks for the recipe. My sister would love it!

  8. YOu don't know what you're missing!

  9. FOODO! FOODO! Go for it :)

  10. I think it's quite the popular recipe! I"ve seen it round the traps :)

  11. That looks FREAKING delicious! Bookmarking NOW!

  12. Let me know how you go if you make them!

  13. Wow! These are amazing. Just made them today with my daughter. We had no walnuts, so substituted almonds, and no oats (my husband had fed the last to our chickens as we had run out of food!) so used a 5 grain porridge mix that I whizzed up. These are amazing! A must for anyone to try!

  14. So clever! I'm pleased you liked them :)

  15. Since getting food poisoning from mince, meat is pretty much off the cards & mince is ALWAYS off the cards so finding alternatives to things I used to love makes me so happy!! These were AMAZING! And so easy. 
    I'm taking them to a work morning tea & I'm sure they'll go down a treat. Yet another successful recipe from this blog. Thank you :)

  16. Just add 500g of mince and they'll be good to go!

  17. Yep, haven't heard that one before!

  18. Oh my gosh, how bad is food poisoning! I got it from chocolate... worst ever. I think these are great, so happy you liked them too x

  19. I like you was sceptical ,but I have just made a batch of sausage rolls but instead of cottage cheese I used a veggie friendly fetta. Well let me tell you ,they taste fantastic. Highly recommended.

  20. Oh man, that is such a good idea!