Mini Puffs

This is an easy-to-do starter.  The filling is your choice..but I have observed that whenever the filling is made from sausages ?they disappear in a jiffy ;).



Frozen puff-pastry sheets

1 packet sausages
2 onions
2 tomatoes
Coriander leaves
Dry Oregano
Basil powder
Pepper powder
Chilly powder
Tomato sauce
Chilly sauce
Oyster sauce


Let the frozen puff-pastry sheets thaw to room temperature.  Beat an egg and keep aside.
Pre-heat the oven and keep on a gas-mark of 3 or 4.


Cut sausages, tomatoes, onions very fine.  Clean and chop coriander leaves.  In a non-stick vessel add a little oil and fry the onions till translucent.  Then add tomatoes and fry for 2 or 3 minutes.  Add sausages and fry till cooked.  Then add chilly powder, pepper powder, basil, oregano and sauces.  Adjust seasoning as required.  Put down from fire and add coriander leaves.


A puff-pastry sheet will be roughly the size of a CD disk.  Cut each square sheet into two ? so from each sheet you will get two rectangular sheets.   Put a teaspoon of filling at the bottom edge of the rectangular puff-pastry sheet.  Fold the top part of the pastry over the filling and apply water to the edges and seal firmly.  You may gently press the edges with a fork if desired.


Line a baking tray with the prepared puffs and dip a pastry-brush in the beaten egg and roll over the puffs.  (This gives the golden glaze to the puffs).

Bake for 15-20 minutes or till golden brown.  

Author: Judith Serrao- UAE