2009/02/28

Sausage rolls

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(My "night" project...roll with cocktail sausage fresh from the oven)

I always wish that I can make some bread and rolls for my family since we eat them for breakfast almost every day. As we say a wish is still a wish if no action is taken. But when I chanced upon Elinluv’s blog, I was so inspired with her success story in making sausage rolls (originated from dailydelicious). What makes me even keener in trying out this recipe is her creativity in baking 3 different types of buns using the same dough for sausage rolls. Then I started daydreaming....how nice if one day I can bake all these buns like her.


At dinnertime, when my son overheard my conversation with my hubby about making these sausage rolls, he was so excited and kept pestering me to make them on that particular night. He even offered to go straight to bed without his daily routine story-telling session. From this, you can imagine how “wai sek” (greedy) my son is! I was so touched with his eagerness and of course, he won the deal! This meant that I had to complete the project on the night itself by hook or by crook!! From mixing, kneading till baking, it took nearly 3 hours (much of the time was spent waiting for the dough to rise)! It was already passed midnight when the finished “products” were done. I was really thrilled to see the freshly baked sausage rolls coming out from my own oven! Overall, the buns tasted great. Just that they are a little bit dry the next day. Probably the problems lied on my poor kneading skills and placing the baking sheet at a lower rack during baking. Despite of this, my hubby and son finished all the buns within 2 days. It’s certainly worth the time and effort that goes into the “project”. I will definitely give this recipe another go….maybe not another night project…. (When? This is a secret to be kept from my son….. Shhhhh!)

Recipe adapted from dailydelicious (here and here)
For step-by-step instructions, please refer to this link.

Ingredients:
300g bread flour
5g instant dried yeast
10g sugar
6 g salt
30g unsalted butter (soft)
220-230g 1 egg plus whole milk (I used fresh milk)
8 pieces normal size sausages (I used 8 cocktail sausages and 4 normal sausages)
Egg wash - 1 egg plus 2 tsp water

Methods:
1) Put ½ portion of the flour and yeast in a bowl, whisk to combine, add sugar and salt and whisk again.
2) Pour the egg and milk mixture into the bowl. Use a large spoon (or pastry scraper) to mix everything together.
3) Put the remaining ½ portion of the flour into the bowl and knead briefly to combine all the ingredients.
4) Take the dough out of the bowl and knead. You will feel the dough become elastic after kneading for about 5 minutes.
5) Add butter and knead by using the heel of your hands to compress and push the dough away from you, then fold it back over itself. Give the dough a little turn and repeat. Put the weight of your body into the motion and get into a rhythm. Keep folding over and compressing the dough. Knead for 5-10 minutes or until the dough is soft, pliable, smooth and slightly shiny, almost satiny. Or you can also try stretching part of the dough, if it can stretch into a thin sheet without breaking, the dough is well-kneaded.
6) Put the dough into a lightly buttered bowl and cover with damp cloth. Let the dough rise in a warm place until its size doubles (1 – 1 ½ hour depending on the room temperature).
7) Take the dough out of the bowl, deflate it by touching lightly.
8) Cut the dough into 8 pieces, roll into a ball and let them rest for 10 minutes (cover with damp cloth).
9) Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into an oval shape, then place the sausage in the center. Cut both sides of the dough into 7 strips. Fold the strips alternating the left and right over the sausage.
10) Place the rolls on the greased baking sheet. Cover the rolls and let it rise until it almost doubles in size. Brush with egg wash. Preheat oven at 200°C. Bake at 200°C for 8 minutes then at 180°C for another 5 minutes or until the rolls turn golden brown.

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(Some called these rolls "pig in a blanket". But it reminds me of my son when he was a newborn. Dun they resemble those newborn babies sleeping soundly in the feeding room? Hehehe!)

30 comments:

Dora said...

Wa! Really look like those available in the bakeries. Cool! :)

pigpigscorner said...

wow they look so good! I used to eat this a lot when I was still in school. YummY!

New Kid on the Blog said...

cute, adorable... and nice! :)

Food For Tots said...

Dora, Pigpigscorner, NKOTB: Tks for your compliments.

Pigpigscorner: You are so lucky to have this during school days! I only had bread with butter & sugar. LOL!

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

What a 24 孝 Mummy... your hubby and you son are so lucky!! hehe... Congrats on your success in making bread.

Elinluv said...

Congrats, you did a good job! Better than mine many times. The next time you baked it try placing them on the centre rack , then the baking time will be less and the bun will not be dry. You must try dailydelicious 's cheese & salami twist... delicious and they remain soft even for the next two days. Keep in air tight container though.

Link :http://dailydelicious.blogspot.com/2008/09/cheese-and-salami-twists.html

regards,
Elin

tigerfish said...

I love sausage rolls but I can't bake the bread! Bummer!
So did you make extra for me ?;p

Pam said...

Those looks so delicous and cute! My kids would love these and so would my husband and I.

Anonymous said...

The sausage rolls look so adorable... look so much nicer than the ones sold in bakery!! I like the "folded" part - very neat. Well done!

ck lam said...

I must say, the photos of the rolls look great. Have you got yourself some new gears?

Food For Tots said...

Elinluv: Tks a lot for your encouragement and advices! I will definitely try out the cheese n salami twist as strongly recommended by you.

Tigerfish: Sure, no problem! You are always welcome. ;)

Pam: Glad all of u luv these rolls.

Anonymous: Tks for your compliments. There are still far from perfection.

CK Lam: Tks for your kind comments. No budget for new gear yet. Just trying out with another len. ;)

lisaiscooking said...

They look so cute. It's so great when a recipe that takes so much time is so worth it!

Liz said...

Oh wow, this really sends me back. Love those.

Food For Tots said...

BOLNT: Your hubby n son are also blessed with a 24 孝 mummy like you.

lisaiscooking: Tks. I totally agree with you.

Liz: Tks for your compliment.

Beachlover said...

I love this PIB!!! your really look like the one sell in bakery!! I'm going to try your recipe soon! thanks for sharing!

Food For Tots said...

Beachlover: Tks for your compliment. If you bake it, do let me know the outcome. Tks.

Sam said...

These look delicious, could you please tell me are the sausages cooked before you bake the rolls?

CY said...

This is such a staple for us when we visit Singapore, we have been to almost every Breadtalk along Orchard Road!

I've bookmarked this recipe to definitely give it a go, though my track record with home made bread/buns is so bad! Thanks so much for sharing!

Food For Tots said...

Sam: The sausages used for baking are uncooked. After pleating, there will some gaps btw each strips. This will allow heat to penerate into the roll and cook up the sausage. ;)

CY: Hope your family esp your 2 kids will luv it. ;)

mycookinghut said...

This is really what I like! I used to buy this a lot when I was a kid!! Have been wanting to try this... thanks for sharing the recipe!! Hopefully to try soon.

By the way, I love the second photo with the baby pink background - compo is really nice.

Sam said...

Thank you for getting back to me - you are right my two will love these, my little girl is a sausage monster, she can never get enough ;0)- I will let you know what she thinks

Food For Tots said...

Mycookinghut: U made me feel so jealous. I only get to eat this occasionally when I was in secondary school. Btw, THANKS A LOT for your compliment. You made my day!

Sam: Looking forward to hear your success story. ;)

noobcook said...

wow, they look so, so professional ... u're really good! :D

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi there,
If you didn't drop by my blog, I won't know you've such a wonderful blog. Nice to know you! Thank you!

Food For Tots said...

Noobcook: Tks for your compliment. I am so so flattered! *U*

Kitchen Corner: Tks! Welcome to my humble kitchen! All your bakings made me drooling. Will definitely go again to dig out all the "hidden treasures". ;)

Tastes of Home said...

wow, these look sooo good and professional! making me hungry, wish I could have one!

Food For Tots said...

Tastes of Home: Tks! Tks! I am so flattered. (Blushed)*U*.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

These look great! I've been wanting to bake these for some time, but trying to find an "easier" version. Lazy, I guess. :)

Food For Tots said...

[eatingclub] vancouver: Tks for your compliment! If your "easier" version tastes great, I dun mind to be lazy sometimes. Hehehe!

Rojario said...

My friend used to make a sausage roll filling made with mashed beans and all sorts of seasoning, onion etc. Yours one look another spectacular and delish! mmmmmm