What do you do when your Mom relinquishes control of the kitchen for a few hours? I don't know about you, but I thought it would be a good time to finally make Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls from Bourke Street Bakery: The Ultimate Baking Companion!
Mom decided that she would take a break from cooking this evening and opting to have durian for dinner. Yes, you heard me right - durian for dinner. For Dad and I, who shuddered at the thought of surviving on durians alone, these sausage rolls became substantial snacks before the durian party.
They were superb. I love the hints of thyme, fennel and garlic. Though I secretly feel that they'll be even better if spiked with paprika, or dried chill flakes! The recipe says to bake them until "they are a golden brown roll of steaming, oozing goodness". I think I've managed to do that!