This month we’re sharing with you one of our favourite vegetarian sausage roll recipe’s that are extremely popular in all of our shops and make a great alternative to meat. Have fun baking and we look forward to hearing about your sausage rolls.
Spicy Carrot, Lentil and Sweet Potato Sausage Roll
1 medium size sweet Potato, weighing approx. 400g
1 medium sized onion
150g red lentils
20g olive oil
20g ginger (fresh, not the powder)
3 tsp Moroccan spice
1 tsp chilli flakes
A handful of coriander leaf (optional)
One 500g packet of supermarket puff pastry
Heat the oven to 160 degrees. Cut the sweet potato in half and place cut side down on a tray in the oven and cook until softened (30- 40 minutes). If it yields when you squeeze the sides, it is cooked. Remove from the oven.
Chop the onion and place in a saucepan (that has a well-fitting lid) with the oil. Cook with gentle heat for 10 minutes.
While the onion is cooking peel and grate the carrots and peel and grate the ginger.
Put the lentils in the saucepan directly on top of the onions. Now layer on top of the lentils the grated carrot, ginger and spices. Add the water. Do not stir!
Place the lid on top and leave to cook on a gentle heat for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes pour the carrot and lentil mix into a bowl. Peel the sweet potatoes and gently mash them; some lumps will give texture to the sausage rolls so don’t be too thorough.
Leave to cool. When cool, mix all together with the chopped coriander leaf and season with salt, about a teaspoon.
Turn the oven on to 180 degrees Celsius; 160 degrees fan oven; Gas mark 4
Now remove the puff pastry from the fridge and roll it into a long rectangle, 100 by 12 cm. Place the cooled mix as a long sausage onto the pastry a third of the way down from the top edge. Leave a 5 cm strip from the long edge closest to you. Dampen that strip with water. Now roll the top of the pastry over the mixture and then roll the whole sausage over the join, so that the join is underneath.
Brush the surface with beaten egg, or non-dairy milk if you are using dairy free puff pastry. Cut into sausage rolls, the lengths of your choosing.
Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown