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Ingredients

  • Potato cheese pastry
  • 1 cup plain gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cooked until tender, drained
  • 60g butter, softened to room temperature
  • 60g cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds
  • 2 tbs black sesame seeds
  • Homemade sausage filling
  • 200g beef, not too lean, cut into long strips, well chilled
  • 100 pork belly, cut into long strips, well chilled
  • ½ small carrot, peeled
  • ½ stick celery
  • 1 spring onion, trimmed
  • 1 slice gluten free bread, soaked with 1tbs milk
  • freshly ground salt and black peppercorns, to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan forced).
  2. Attach the flat beater to the stand mixer. Place the flour, gum, baking powder and salt into the mixing bowl. Mix on speed 1 until well combined. Remove from bowl.
  3. Place 200g of potato into the mixing bowl. Beat until smooth on speed 4 and let cool 5 minutes.
  4. Add butter, cream cheese and flour mixture and beat on speed 2 until a firm mixture is formed. Increase to speed 4 and beat for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. The mixture will be smooth and will form a dough when pushed together with your fingertips. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate while preparing the sausage filling.
  5. Sausage filling
  6. Attach the food grinder to the stand mixer with the course grinding plate and turn to speed 6. Place mixing bowl underneath grinder. In batches, feed beef, pork, vegetables and soggy bread into the hopper. Season the mixture. Remove grinder and attach the flat beater. Mix mixture on speed 6 for 2 minutes or until sticky and very well combined.
  7. Roll the pastry into a large rectangle between 2 sheets of floured baking paper. Cut pastry into 2 long rectangles and trim the edges to neaten.
  8. Place half the filling lengthwise along the centre of each rectangle.
  9. Using the paper as a guide, roll the pastry over the filling to enclose. Cut to desired size, spray with olive oil and roll in combined sesame seeds. Place seam side down onto a baking paper lined baking tray.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes, increase oven temperature to 220C and bake a further 5 minutes or until golden and crisp

Tips

  • The pastry does not require resting as with traditional wheat flour dough. The chilling will simply make it easier to roll without sticking.
  • The dough can be made and refrigerated up to 2 days in advance, if desired.