Party food that Adults and Kids will love

16 May

Gone are the days, for me, when the word ‘party’ conjures up images of alcohol, wild dancing and peking duck pancakes. These days, most of the parties I attend are more likely to include pass the parcel, fairy bread, cupcakes and lolly bags – and lots of parents to supervise the kids. And these adults require food, just as much as their little munchkins. So – what food do you serve to suit all tastes? A sure-fire hit are home-made sausage rolls. Yes – the basic sausage roll – when it’s home made, is elevated to a level of deliciousness that will impress parents (‘you mean you made these?’) and kids, who don’t care how they’re made, they just like them ‘cos they’re yummy, and little. They are worth the effort.

Ingredients
1 packet (6 sheets) of puff pastry.
750gms sausage mince (ask the butcher)
1 onion, grated
salt and pepper
2 thick slices of white bread (crusts removed)
hot water
1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs
1 lightly beaten egg

Put bread in a bowl and cover with hot water. Stand 10 minutes. Drain and press out all excess water. Combine bread, sausage mince, grated onion, salt, pepper and herbs. Mix with hands. Thaw 3-4 sheets of pastry and cut each sheet in half. Spread mince mixture about rone centimetre from the edge. Coat edge with egg-wash. Roll into a sausage shape and press down with egg glazing to seal. Cut at 3-4cm intervals. Coat tops of sausage rolls with egg wash. Place on oven trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake in hot oven (225 degrees celsius) for 10 minutes, reduce heat to moderate (180 degrees celsius) and cook for another 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. It makes about 30.

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One Response to “Party food that Adults and Kids will love”

  1. Anonymous May 16, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    makes about 30….. only 15 make the table because they are too moreish.

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