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Apple and Sausage

Filo Rolls (makes 6)

6 good quality Toulouse style spiced beetroot &

sausages (approx. 400g) apple muffins

1 Pink Lady apple, cored and (makes 12)

finely diced 275g plain flour

50g dried breadcrumbs 2 heaped tsp baking powder

1 tbsp chopped fresh sage 2 heaped tsp ground mixed spice

2 tsp wholegrain mustard 1 tsp ground cinnamon

150g filo pastry (6 sheets 2 large eggs

measuring approx. 40 cm x 30 cm) 125g unsalted butter, melted

60g butter, melted 60g caster sugar

175ml milk

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 1 pack cooked beetroot, grated

6/200°C/fan oven 180°C. Squeeze 2 apples, cored & grated coarsely

the meat out of the sausage skins

and put into a bowl with the diced Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a

Pink Lady apple, 25g breadcrumbs, 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

sage, mustard and seasoning. Mix Sift the flour, baking powder and

well with your hands to combine. spices into a large mixing bowl. In

Lay one sheet of pastry onto a another mixing bowl whisk together

clean board and brush with the melted butter. Top with a second sheet of pastry, the eggs, melted butter, sugar and

brush with more butter and then top with a final sheet of pastry. Brush again milk.

with butter and then fold in half to make a long rectangle. Cut into three equal Pour into the flour and mix very

small rectangles. Repeat this process again with the remaining sheets of filo. lightly - don’t worry if it looks lumpy.

Shape the sausage mixture into six equal sausage shapes, just a bit shorter Finally, gently fold through the grated

than the pastry rectangles. Take one pastry rectangle and sprinkle a little of the beetroot and apple and spoon into the

remaining breadcrumbs in the centre. Put a sausage on top of the breadcrumbs muffin cases.

and brush all the exposed pastry with butter. Fold the pastry up and over the Bake in the oven for around 20

sausage, pressing down at the edges to enclose the sausages. Repeat with minutes until golden brown and

remaining filo and sausage mixture. springy to the touch.

Place the filo rolls on the prepared baking tray, brush with the melted butter

and then lightly score each roll three times on the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes

until golden and cooked through.

one you’re half way to meeting your daily Last but not least, you might gain a

fruit quota, which should be around 2 brighter smile with whiter, healthier teeth

cups full for adults, and also counting as as biting and chewing an apple stimulates

one of your five-a-day of fruit and veg. the production of saliva in your mouth,

Among the many health benefits, it is reducing tooth decay by lowering the

believed (and studies are showing) that levels of bacteria.

apples may help you avoid Alzheimer’s and But as well as just snacking on a ‘raw’

protect against Parkinson’s. They may also apple, as nature intended, you can also

neutralize irritable bowel syndrome, as this cook in both sweet and savoury dishes.

might be controlled by staying away from So make the most of what’s all around us

dairy and fatty foods while including a high at this time of year, pick up an apple, and

intake of fibre in your diet. tuck in with glee!

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