Monday, February 15, 2010

Spicy Sausage in Pastry


Pkg of Hot Italian Sausage
1 small onion (minced)
1 carrot (minced)
6 mushrooms (chopped fine)
3 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp hot sauce (or to taste)
1/2 tsp cumin
salt and pepper

2 cups flour
1 cup of butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp Dijon mustard

Take the sausages out of the casing and fry in a little oil on medium heat until slightly browned.
Add the rest of the filling ingredients until cooked and is to your taste.
Set aside to cool while you make the pastry.

Combine dry ingredients and grate butter into bowl for easy cutting.
Cut with pastry cutter until it looks more or less like the above picture.

in a separate bowl, combine egg and dijon mustard and beat.

Preheat oven to 350F

Add the egg mixture with some water and mix until just combined and looks like this.
Keep adding water until it holds together.

Roll out the dough to 1/2 an inch, and use a large round cutter or coffee can to cut round pieces to fill with sausage mixture.

Roll rounds out a little and put a little more than a tablespoon (or as much as can comfortably fit), and seal with a fork. Cut clean edges with kitchen scissors.

Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and beat another egg.
Brush all pastries on sheet with beaten egg, and then slit tops.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until pastries are golden.