Its been a while since I made veggie sausage rolls at home. I was prompted to make some thanks to the lovely Johanna over at Green Gourmet Giraffe for tempting me, as variations of vegetarian Sausage Rolls kept appearing at her table, especially this time of year.
My version is completely different and is made mostly with store-bought ingredients, namely the vegetarian sausage-meat and the puff pastry.
In my haste, or rather greed. I forgot to slice the rather long sausage roll into bite size pieces before putting in the oven to bake, that is why they don't look aesthetically pleasing, but they tasted good that I can assure you. Slight spice from the harissa and crunch from the peppers; and the puff pastry light and crisp. Yum.
My husband loved them and requested that I make them more often, so I will be making them again in the next few days. Perhaps even put some in his lunch box for work - the big kid.
Harissa and Pepper Sausage Bites
1/2 Packet (175g) of Suma vegetarian Sausage mix
1 tablespoon ready-made Harissa (mine was home-made see here for recipe)
1 teaspoon oregano
2 peppers (red, green or yellow), diced into incy wincy pieces
Packet of Ready rolled puff pastry
In a large bowl, stir in 1/2 packet of Suma Sausage mix and the harissa and oregano. Then carefully pour in 300ml cold water, stir well to combine and then let it sit for 30 minutes to thicken.
Cut the pastry in half.
The sausage mix should be thick now, so stir in the diced peppers until combined well. Then divide the mixture in six balls and then with your hand roll out into six sausage shapes that will fit snuggly into the pastry.
Heat oil in a large frying pan, and cook until golden. Allow the sausages to cool completely.
Cut the pastry in half, then carefully transfer three of the Harissa Pepper sausages onto the pastry half. Fold over the pastry and then crimp with a fork to seal. Slice carefully into bite size pieces. Optional: Brush with soya or dairy milk. prick with a fork here and there, Repeat for the second half of the puff pastry.
Then bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden.
Serve alongside salad and other delicious nibbles.