• Prep time
    25 minutes
  • Cooking
    35 minutes
  • Serves
    8
  • Difficulty
    Medium

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets Pampas Butter Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1tbspn olive oil
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, cored, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400g pork mince
  • 1 tspn lemon rind
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup (30g) grated tasty cheese
  • 2 tbspns finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tspns fennel seeds
  • 2 tspns sesame
  • To serve tomato sauce

Method

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook fennel and garlic, stirring, for 8 minutes or until softened and starting to golden. Set aside to cool.
  • Place pork, fennel mixture, lemon rind, 1 egg, cheese, parsley and 1 teaspoon fennel seeds in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Using hands, mix until well combined.
  • Preheat oven to 220˚C conventional or 200˚C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Cut each sheet into four squares. Place 1/8th of pork mixture along one side of pastry and roll to enclose. Place, seam-side down, on tray. Repeat with remaining pastry and pork mixture to make another seven rolls.
  • Whisk remaining egg in a small bowl with fork until smooth and brush over rolls. Sprinkle with sesame and remaining fennel seeds. Bake for 25 minutes or until pastry is golden and puffed and filling is cooked through. Serve warm with tomato sauce. TIP Freeze the assembled rolls, before brushing with egg. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Freeze. Once frozen, place in a snap-lock bag and freeze for up to 1 month. No need to thaw them before baking, but they will take a little longer.