February 24, 2013

Good Ol' Fashioned Piggies in a Blankie

Contrary to my previous posts, if there was a snack choice between savoury or sweet... I would head for the savoury. Although these are glorified mini sausages...how cute are they? Let's get back to baking basics and try this out, as it is way too easy to make, and also too easy to eat.

Piggies in a blanket recipe

{adapted from Nigella's recipe in her Nigella Bites cookbook*}

  • 400gm self-raising flour
  • 50-60gm grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of salt
  • 250ml full fat milk
  • 3 tablespoon vege oil
  • 1 egg
  • 4-5 preserved chillies/jalapenos, finely chopped
  • 50 cocktail sausauges (more or less, depending on how big your piggy babies are)
  • Flour for dusting, Egg/milk for a wash and Nigella seeds for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 220deg celcius
  2. Combine flour, cheese and salt in a bowl and fork these ingredients together
  3. Measure out the milk, and whisk in the egg and oil
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and combine into a dough (add milk or flour as needed, if your dough is too damp or too dry). Sprinkle in your chopped chillies and combine into the dough.
  5. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface, relatively thin (depending if you want your piggies in a blanket or a duvet) rough oblong shape. Slice out 4cm x 8cm wide oblongs for wrapping (I did what Nigella did, and sliced the oblongs out as I wrapped each piggy).
  6. Brush on some egg wash on each wrapped piggy and sprinkle with some Nigella seeds. Pop in the oven to bake for 12-15 minutes!
  7. Eat hot out of the oven or cold with your favourite sauce!
*Although Nigella suggests that you can work the scone dough to death, I probably wouldn't work it too much, as I found the pastry can get a bit elasticy!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

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