Happy new year one and all. Whilst many start a new year with the typical healthy resolution, it doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some naughty food and lets face it Hot Dogs are the ultimate comfort food. Yes, you can shove them in a roll, but why not put them in puff pastry and serve a cheeky Jew-ish friendly version – especially since the pastry is vegan.
All ages will love these rolls; you can make them into smaller bites for children. Also, there is no cooking required for these, its just an assembly job, and they will be devoured as your serve them. A regular sausage will work just as well, but avoid Vienna’s. These USA style hotdogs were perfect. Don’t forget the mustard and ketchup to serve along side … or how about some BBQ sauce. http://wp.me/p2PGg2-e6
- This will make 16 sausage rolls.
- 2 x packets USA style Beef hotdogs (http://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Gilberts-Kosher-Beef-Hot-Dogs/44426011)
- 2 x 500g puff pastry (block or ready rolled)
- 1 x tube tomato paste
- 2 x large egg yolks,
- sea salt
- cracked black pepper
- For best results: Remove from the refrigerator about 20 minutes before using. Roll out pastry while still cold, to required thickness, on a lightly floured surface. After rolling out, allow to stand for a few minutes before using.
- Roll your pastry into a large rectangle to the thickness of a one pound coin on a lightly floured surface, attempt to roll into a rectangular shape. Or if the pastry if already rolled out just unroll.
- With a spatular spread the tomato paste all over the pastry as evenly as possible.
- With a sharp knife, using a Hot Dog as a guide, cut the pastry lengthways.
- Now create your first sausage roll. Roll the pastry once round the Hot Dog, brush along the edge with the beaten egg yolks. Fold the pastry over and seal together ensuring the join is underneath.
- With the same sharp knife, cut vertically and you have a sausage roll. Place in a baking dish.
- Repeat until all the Hot Dogs have been wrapped.
- Top and tail so the ends are neat and straight.
- Now glaze all the hotdogs with the egg wash, twice if you want, so that all the pastry is covered (except the bottom),
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme generously.
- Now cover and allow to rest in the fridge for a minimum for hour.
- When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 180oc and bake for 15-18 minutes until the pastry is golden. Serve warm!