Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bread and Sausage Rolls

When I lived alone in South Africa and blogged from there, I'd regularly post recipes of the meals I made for myself and for Grant and the family when he was home on leave! So mostly my recipes were vegetarian and health-conscious. Here in East Africa I'm having too much fun going to pottery, birding and blogging, that, although I cook every day for dinner and bake at least once a week, I haven't posted about it. 

However, over the weekend I found a recipe for flaky (puff) pastry  and *proceeded to make it*. It's a VERY long and involved process but I'm pleased to say it turned out quite well in the end. I made a batch of sausage rolls for His Nibs and will use the rest for a chicken and mushroom pie which I'll serve tonight.
 Sausage rolls in flaky pastry served hot for lunch yesterday

Mondays is also my bread baking day. I bake a loaf of whole wheat bread for myself which lasts me until Saturday. I bring in South African whole meal and instant dry yeast. 
 My weekly bake of whole meal bread with extra buns 
Grant had four mini-sausage rolls and Worcestershire Sauce for lunch while I enjoyed my ubiquitous sandwich of  cottage cheese and salad with a cup of rooibos (SA herb) tea

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Note: ** Why did I make my own [difficult] flaky pastry? Well, living in the African boondocks, there just is no such item as ready-made pastry available. Sigh...

Here's wishing you all a wonderful week! 


  1. Looks delish. Any chance of sharing the pastry recipe? Have a wonderful week. xx

  2. These look so yumm.
    Tempts me to try making them. :)

  3. Jo, the sausage rolls and your homemade bread look delicious.. I wish I had time to cook more..I would try the pastry recipe too. Have a happy day!

  4. Mmm, that does look delicious. Sounds like it was worth the effort.

  5. I applaud your ambition, your baking looks so yummy!

  6. I like sausage rolls too. Problem is that I have picked up so much weight over the last few weeks so starting Monday I'm going on the Annique Weight Loss Challenge. 3 months of vasbyt and exercise but I hope to see a big change.

  7. Take my word for it, the bought stuff never lives up to it's advertising. Looks yummy.

  8. I think I could go for 6 of those sausage rolls! Looks so good!

  9. bet yours tasted better homemade.


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