Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pigs in a Blanket

This  cottage cheese pastry is one I have used in the past for sweet rolls...specifically Orange Glazed Cheese Pastries.  But I discovered it is also a great pastry for savory appetizers.  Wee sausage rolls make a yummy appetizer served with a mustard dipping sauce, pickles and cheese. 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, cold
  • 1 cup creamed cottage cheese
  • 1 package (500 grams / 1 pound)  cocktail sausages
  1. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Using a large-holed grater, grate the butter and stir into flour mixture.
  3. Add creamed cottage cheese (I like to process the cottage cheese slightly in the blender to get rid of lumps first).
  4. Mix until smooth. 
  5. Wrap in plastic and chill for several hours.
  6. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and shape into disks.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll each disk into a fairly thin circle, about 1/8-inch thick. 
  8. Cut each circle into 8 wedges, pizza style. Using a pizza wheel works great for this. 
  9. Place one wee cocktail sausage on the wide edge of each wedge, and roll up pastry around the sausage.
  10. Place the pointy side down on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or well greased. 
  11. Bake at 375° for about 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  12. Remove from oven and place on a wire cooling rack.
Yield: 48 rolls

*These can also be frozen and re-heated before serving.