4 slices of wholemeal
400 gm tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 zucchini, about 500 gm in weight
1 medium sized carrot
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1/2 cup cashews
1 cup quick oats
2 large pinches mixed herbs
4 spring onions, finely sliced
150 gm grated tasty cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
salt and pepper
4 sheets of frozen puff pastry
1 egg extra, lightly beaten
Defrost pastry under a tea
towel so it doesn't dry out. Pre heat oven to 200 degrees
Celsius. Place a sheet of baking paper on a large oven tray.
Process first six
ingredients until very finely chopped. Place in large
bowl. Add oats, mixed herbs, spring onions, cheese, egg, salt
and pepper. Mix until well combined. Let mixture sit
for 30 - 40 minutes in the refrigerator.
Cut each sheet of pastry
in half. With long edge in front of you place 1/8 of
mixture along the long edge of this half sheet. Brush the
furthest side of the half sheet with the extra beaten egg.
Carefully roll up the pastry enclosing the mixture. Gently
cut each long roll into four equal lengths. Place them on
the oven tray leaving about 2 cms (one inch) gap between each
roll. Continue in this way with the remainder of the
Brush the rolls with egg.
Bake for 20 minutes,
reduce heat to 150 degrees Celsius and cook for a further 10 -
15 minutes until rolls are golden brown
Makes 32 vegetarian rolls.
Or cut each large roll into 6 smaller portions and make 48
White bread will do
fine if you don't have wholemeal.
This recipe really
does need a surprisingly large amount of salt so be more
generous than you would normally be.
These sausage rolls
are delightful served with home made
tomato sauce or sweet chilli sauce.
Zucchinis are native to the Americas and their origins have been
traced back to Mexico as far as 7,000 BC. Zucchinis were taken to
Italy where they became known as zucchinos - which means sweetness.
The French call them courgettes. They have a high water
content and are very low in calories. Zucchinis are full of
valuable anti oxidants, Vitamin A and C and potassium.
Chickpeas are also known as Garbanzo Beans. They have a nutty
flavour. They need lengthy cooking and are used in
Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking. They are high in fibre and
flavonoids, keeping the digestive system healthy and lowering
cholesterol. They are rich in Vitamin E and zinc so they help fight
infection and they promote healthy cell growth.