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The whole family will enjoy opening their lunch box when they are filled with these savoury and sweet treats.

Savoury Pastry Rolls

Sausage rolls can take on a new meaning when you add a variety of vegetables and flavours. Pop these in the lunch box to be enjoyed hot or cold.

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 500g sausage meat (Pork, beef or chicken)
  • ½ chopped onion (optional)
  • 1 carrot (grated)
  • 1 zucchini (grated)
  • ½ c tasty cheese (grated)
  • 2 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • Fresh chopped herbs (eg parsley, thyme, oregano)
  • 2 pre-prepared sheets of puff pastry
  • ¼ c milk

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in bowl or food processor.
  2. Lay 1 pastry sheet on floured board
  3. Cut in half down the middle
  4. Spread sausage mix in a tube shape down the middle of each half
  5. Use the pastry brush to spread milk along edges of pastry
  6. Roll pastry together and seal
  7. Cut into 10 centimetre pieces and place on greased baking tray.
  8. Cook at 180° for 20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and meat cooked right through.

Afghans

Recipe sourced from the edmondscooking.co.nz

A never fail favourite, the afghan is a crunchy, chocolate biscuit that will fill the gap at recess and fit snugly into any lunch box.

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 200g butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1¼ cups Edmonds standard flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • Chocolate Icing
  • 24 walnuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease or line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flour and cocoa. Stir into creamed mixture. Fold in cornflakes.
  3. Spoon mounds of mixture onto the tray, gently pressing together.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until set. When cold ice with chocolate icing and decorate with a walnut if wished.

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