I know I haven’t had a recipe on my little blog for a while….my pesky scales won’t budge and I can’t shift a couple of kilos. I just keep doing so much baking but need to do more healthy wholesome cooking. Less of the buttery and sugary goodness and more of the wholefood fill-me-up meals. So I picked up another Thermomix cookbook and had to make this recipe from it.
This is a winner. Oh my it’s good. But when I first saw the ingredients I thought they were a little ummmmm interesting. Oats, feta, nuts and tamari???? Interesting combination, but so good. They have exactly the same texture as a regular sausage roll which totally fooled the kids. Except for Keira. No fooling her. But she loved them. Now I know the recipe uses puff pastry which isn’t super healthy but retro daddy (who does the groceries for me…..any chance he gets to escape the crazy and he takes it) found me a lower fat puff pastry.
Definitely make this. A thermomix or food processor will make light work of the chopping but if you don’t have one that’s ok. Just go old school and chop them all up finely. I’ve adapted the recipe from here
3 sheets of puff pastry
1 onion, peeled and halved
handful of fresh herbs (parsley, basil, mint..whatever you’ve got going at the time)
100g nuts (I used almonds but the recipe calls for walnuts but any nut could work)
150g feta (I went a low fat one)
100g rolled oats (I needed 150g as my feta was very soft)
2 Tbsp soy sauce (the recipe calls for tamari but I used soy sauce)
about 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Place the onion and herbs into the thermomix bowl/food processor and chop for 5-6 seconds on speed 6. Scrape down the bowl. Add in the nuts and oats and process for another 5-6 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl again. Add in tamari, feta, eggs and breadcrumbs and process for 20 seconds on speed 5. Now my mixture seemed not quite thick enough and was rather creamy so I added a couple of Tablespoonfuls of oats and breadcrumbs and it thickened up beautifully so I could spoon it out. I think it has to do with the feta you use so play around with it.
Now take a sheet of your puff pastry and using a knife cut down the centre – you want your pastry semi frozen/just thawed and place about 1/5th – 1/6th of the mixture on one long edge and mould into a log, roll pastry over and cut into 4 pieces. Repeat with the rest of your mixture and puff pastry – I got 20 rolls. Brush with some milk and you could add sesame seeds and bake for 20-30 minutes in a 200 degree oven until lovely and golden on top.
We served with tomato sauce – the kid’s favourite – but I think a pesto type of dip would be really nice with these too. You can add more herbs or tamari if you need a bit more seasoning but I found the taste was just right for the kids. Enjoy!
Now if you have a vegetarian sausage roll recipe at your house then let me know! I’d love to try a few variations as the kid’s went nuts for this and for a quick and easy dinner that they will eat you can’t go past these.