It took a while, but i’m finally blogging about this.
This obviously wasn’t the most perfect looking one.. but aint it looking delicious?
I’m so happy that i am finally able to successful bake bread!
It’s slighly time consuming because of the time needed for it to rise.
Some suggestions of future reference:
- Not use Kraft’s cheese
- Find a better sausage
(Both of these together overwhelmed the bread and was quite salty)
Sausage & Cheese Rolls
This recipe was taken from dailydelicious and adapted for 6 rolls
150g Bread Flour
2.5g Instant Yeast
15g Softened Butter – I used salted ones
110g An egg + Milk
6 pieces Sausages
3 slices Processed Cheese Slices, sliced into half
1/2 egg + 1 tsp water (for glazing)
1. In a bowl, place the flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Mix to combine.
2. Add the egg+milk mixture into the flour mixture and using a spatula, mix everything to combine.
3. It will come together rather messily – but no worries.
4. Take the dough out of the bowl and place onto a floured surface. Start kneading the dough. The dough will be slightly sticky and will stick to your hands and the surface, so remember to keep lightly flouring your hands and tabletop.
5. After kneading for 2-4 minutes, the dough should become much more manageable.
6. Add the butter onto the dough, and continue kneading. Slightly messy as well, but preserve, it will become not messy later.
7. Keep kneading for 10-15 minutes. Knead by using the heel of your palm and your body weight to press the dough down and out, then folding it back onto itself, repeat the down and out action for the entire duration. At the end, your hands and tabletop should be relatively clean from all the kneading. You should end up with a smooth looking dough that is soft and pliable.
8. Put the dough in a lightly buttered bowl. Place the bowl in a warm area for approximately an hour to an hour and half to rise and double in size.
9. After the dough has risen, take the dough and slightly flatten it.
10. Slice the dough into 6 equal pieces., roll into a ball shape and let them rest for another 10 minutes
11. Roll a piece of dough into an oval shape. Checking with your sausage to see how long your dough needs to be. Using a knife, cut both sides of the dough into equal length strips.
12. Place a half slice of cheese on top of the sausage.
13. Crisscross the strips one over the other. Try to press them firmly together if not they might become slightly undone when baking.
14. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Place the sausage rolls on a baking sheet and let the dough double in size again.
15. Brush with egg wash.
16. Place into oven for 5-8 minutes. (My oven was too hot and it took really quick – so keep checking on your rolls)
Serve and Enjoy Hot.
I won’t be going through the whole process. Just mainly the meat sauce. Measurements are approximate.
500g – Ground beef
1 can – Crushed Tomatoes w/ Herbs
3/4 bottle – Pasta Sauce
1 – Brown onion, chopped
3 cloves – Garlic, chopped
Salt and Pepper
Fry the onions in a saucepan till they are fragrant and soft.
Before adding the ground beef, add the garlic first and fry for a short time (to prevent them from burning)
Add the ground beef and fry till cooked and separated.
Add in the can of crushed tomatoes and 3/4 pasta sauce.
Simmer for a while and do a taste test. If necessary, add more pasta sauce for flavour. Add Italian herbs for flavour as well and salt and pepper as necessary.
Simmer for as long as you can, or until the liquids have reduced – you don’t want a watery lasagne.. do you?
You’re done. Just layer the lasagne and bake in the oven.
To this, i also added roasted eggplant. A favourite in our family. Just slice eggplant into rounds, place on a baking dish, drizzle liberally with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle a good amount of Italian herbs, pepper and salt on each eggplant. Roast in the oven on 180 degrees for as long as necessary. I just kept them in there, slowly roasting while i made the meat sauce. Just check back to make sure they don’t burn. VERY DELICIOUS.
Next up! Taiwanese Mince Meat Sauce. Simple and Delicious over rice or noodles!