Friday, 14 September 2012

Weekend Time ....

Happy Friday All:)

Hope everyone had a good week. I normally do a food post during the week, but I had a better offer other than cooking yesterday, so off I went galavanting around the town for  a couple of hours !! Today I 'm sharing a recipe for these gorgeous cheesy Sausage Empanadas. I came across it as a promotion for the Easy Food magazine and it sounded very tempting as a lunch option!


250g sausages
150g cheddar grated
2 spring onions chopped
handful of fresh thyme chopped
2 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed
1 egg beaten for glazing
1 tsp chilli powder
salsa or dip of choice to serve


Preheat the oven to 180c

Remove the sausages from casing and mix in a bowl with the diced spring onions. Fry on a pan until cooked through. Drain fat and mix in a bowl with the grated cheese and thyme. Roll out the puff pastry on a board and cut each sheet into 30cm squares (mine were very roughly measured and some even ended up as rolls!) Place a spoonful of the mixture into the middle of each ,brush the edges with your egg and fold over the pastry into a triangle.
 Press the edges together with a fork to seal.
Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 20 mins until puffed and golden brown...

Serve warm with salad and dips of choice! Have to say they went down very well with my gang here ... a great standby for after school or college snacks!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend:) I 'm not going anywhere in particular myself, but I'm sure I will find a lot of bits to do around here to keep me busy!
Anne xx


  1. I love foods that go with dips! I don't have anything in particular planned for the weekend either. Just some writing and maybe blogging :) Have a great one Anne!

  2. These would definitely be appreciated in our house too. We love all these ingredients (especially with the hint of chilli) Thanks for another great recipe! Hope you have a good weekend.

  3. STOP! I'm trying to be so good and lose a few pounds and each week your recipes are so gorgeous. I'm going to have to skip these posts for the next few weeks I think!!!

  4. I am starving and this post is not helping at all!! Have a great weekend:)

  5. Never saw this recipe before will definitely give it a go. Have a great weekend

  6. Oh my, sounds delish! The picture is making me quite hungry for lunch!

  7. I love empanadas!!! I never knew how to make them. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Looks yummy!
    You have a great weekend too! :)

  9. My husband would love these. Definitely need to give these a try!

    P.S. I love your new header!

  10. This recipe is new for me!I love it!
    Wish you a lovely weekend!

  11. This is very yummy Anne. I wish I could take a bite. Makes a lovely lunch. Have a nice weekend!

  12. These look very yummy. Have a lovely weekend xx

  13. That looks really delicioussss :D

  14. Oh Anne.. these look fabulous! We have local company near-by that makes their own sausage.. I will try this!

    Enjoy your weekend :)


  15. Oh delish - love anything that involves sausies!

  16. Hi Anne,

    I still have a recipe from school and it was for sausage and onion shortcake which I make sometimes for lunch.
    Yours looks great and thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Happy weekend

  17. I don't eat meat but you gave me a great idea, as I haven't been using puff pastry for a long time. My darlings would love some tasty empanadas. When I do them, I'll post the pics.xoxo

  18. These look really yummy. I am going to have to try them.

  19. your recipes seem always easy & tasty!, love them!
    And there's an award and a nomination waiting for you in my blog, if you wish to go on with it!

  20. Looks delicious!!


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