THE Ultimate Party Book For Children gives step-by-step instructions on planning as well as surviving your child's party, all while delivering fun, stress-free events and food that everyone will enjoy.
Written by party planning professionals Samuel Rice and Cissy Azar, the book helps parents plan every stage including food, decorations, invitations, birthday cakes, party games and activity ideas.
Mini sausage rolls
INGREDIENTS: ½ small onion, peeled
1 small carrot, peeled
1 tbs fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, peeled
300g ground (minced) beef
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 generous tbs tomato paste
1 tbs barbecue sauce
salt and pepper to taste
3 sheets puff pastry, almost thawed
1 tbs poppyseeds (optional)
METHOD: Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick paper.
Place the onion, carrot, parsley and garlic in a food processor and chop finely.
Place the beef in a bowl. Add the onion mix, breadcrumbs, one egg, tomato paste, barbecue sauce, salt and pepper and mix well.
Lay the pastry sheets out and cut each into half.
Place the mince mixture along the centre of each half and roll up.
Cut each into 4.
Place on baking trays, leaving a little space between each.
Whisk remaining egg lightly and brush over the top of each roll.
Sprinkle with a pinch of poppyseeds if desired.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and puffed up.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.
The Ultimate Party Book For Children, by Samuel Rice and Cissy Azar, published by New Holland Publishers Australia, RRP $24.99, is out now.
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