Macadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage Rolls

Macadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage Rolls

There are many things that one can get addicted to and lately sausage rolls are my latest obsession. Yes, sausage rolls… but I’m not talking any run-of-the-mill soggy sausage rolls here. I mean real sausage rolls… ones that are home-made and bursting with a delicious herbed meat filling and surrounded by a crisp and golden puff pastry shell.

Sausage rolls are the classic Aussie street food… however these macadamia, leek and rosemary sausage rolls are definitely not your average corner store or shop bought variety. The pork filling is flavoured by the addition of caramelised leeks, macadamias, rosemary and apricots.

Macadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage RollsMacadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage Rolls

The combination of all these ingredients results in the most delicious savoury filling ever. The salty pork flavour is enhanced by the sweetness of caramelised leeks, rosemary sprigs, sweet apricots and also  macadamias. The macadamias add an incredible crunch and texture to the filling.

The secret to these delicious sausage rolls is the crisp and golden puff pastry shell… when you take your first bite the buttery pastry just seems to melt away.  If you have ample time and patience up your sleeve you can easily create your own puff pastry from scratch.

However, I find that store bought puff pastry tastes equally as delicious and is so much more time and user friendly… just make sure that you purchase an all-butter puff and let it thaw to room temperature before use.

Macadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage RollsMacadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage Rolls

I like to coat the puff pastry before baking with a mixture of butter, milk and egg yolk to really develop that all important golden shell. I also like to turn my sausage rolls over three quarters of the way into baking so that the bottom of the rolls develop a crisp underside… no soggy, pale and underdone pastry is ever allowed here!

Sometimes simple recipes are the best ones and these macadamia, leek and rosemary sausage rolls are a breeze to prepare and such a pleasure to eat. Enjoy them alongside a good relish or a generous squirt of tomato sauce. Once you’ve had these home-made sausage rolls… you’ll never want to eat any other variety ever again!

Macadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage RollsMacadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage Rolls

Macadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage Rolls
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  1. 540g pork mince
  2. 1 leek, chopped
  3. 2 tb garlic
  4. 150g macadmia nuts, crushed
  5. 150g dried apricots, chopped
  6. 4 tb rosemary, plus extra for presentation
  7. 1 tb dijon mustard
  8. 2 tbs barbecue sauce
  9. 1 tsp sriracha hot sauce
  10. 4 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  11. 2 egg yolks
  12. 1 tb whole milk
  13. 5 tb butter, melted
  14. salt and pepper
  15. black poppy seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  2. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper and set aside
  3. In a non-stick fry pan with a drizzle of oil, saute leeks until caramelized (10-15 minutes). Set aside to cool.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, place pork mince, garlic, macadamia nuts, apricots and rosemary. Add the cooled caramelized leeks and stir to combine.
  5. Add the mustard, barbecue sauce and hot sauce to the bowl. Season well with salt and pepper. Using clean hands, thoroughly combine all the ingredients together.
  6. In a small bowl whisk egg yolks and milk to make an egg wash.
  7. In a second small bowl place cold water and in a third small bowl place the melted butter. Set these bowls on the counter-top ready for assembly.
  8. Cut each thawed puff pastry sheet into four even strips. Halve these strips again down the middle. You should have 8 even-sized strip around 12 cm long x 6 cm wide.
  9. Add a tablespoon of the mixture to the bottom of each pastry strip and tightly roll to secure, sealing the ends with cold water.
  10. Place on baking tray and brush with melter butter then egg wash and spinkle with poppy seeds, rosemary and black pepper. Repeat with remaining rolls.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden and crisp.
  12. Carefully remove trays from the oven and flip the rolls over to cook the under-side, bake for a further 5-10 minutes until golden and crispy.
  13. Remove from the oven and serve hot.
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Macadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage RollsMacadamia, Leek and Rosemary Sausage Rolls


  • Reply Katherine | Omnivore's Cookbook June 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I love how this looks so elegant to serve to guests and I love the flavors altogether as well!

  • Reply FoodGeekGraze September 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    and of course, jimi and do sausage roll. and of course, i always want to do sausage roll. these are next level and more, thalia. you are killin’ it. i am making these tomorrow.

  • Reply Cheyanne November 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I need some of these ASAP! I would have never thought of that combination of flavors… sounds amazing!

  • Reply Sarah October 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Lots of responses on here, so you don’t need me to tell you this – but these things look incredible! I think I am going to have to make them…like TODAY! Keep up the great work! 🙂

  • Reply Dan October 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I could wolf down this whole platter- these look amazing! Love your site!

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  • Reply Bec October 6, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Oh my… these look amazing. I LOVE sausahe rolls but being a veggie I will re-make these with lentils. YUM! They lok fantastic.

  • Reply Sarah @ SnixyKitchen October 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    You should totally open a street food stand and sell these beauties! You’d sell out every day!

  • Reply CarriesExpKtchn October 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Thalia these look delicious and your photography is stunning.

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  • Reply Danielle L September 30, 2014 at 6:14 am

    What a unique flavour combination. I’d love to try one right now, they look and sound delicious. And store bought puff pastry for me too!

  • Reply Danielle | Krafted Koch September 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I love anything wrapped in puff pastry, and this savory concoction looks particularly delicious!

  • Reply Gina September 29, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Ummm yes please. You can find sausage rolls in any Asian (at least Korea & Japan) bread store too. But yours look dang classy and so yummy!

  • Reply Peggy September 28, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I am crazy about sausage rolls too, and fussy. I can’t fathom a mediocre sausage roll. I am putting these on my must-try list, they look and sound delightful.

  • Reply David @ Spiced September 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Holy deliciousness! How in the world did I miss this post?? I love sausage rolls, and you just absolutely blew my mind with all of the delicious (and unique!) ingredients that you added in here. Love it!!

  • Reply Dorcas@fEelgoodfoodblog September 26, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I can hear these bad boys begging me to make them! Thank you!

  • Reply Maggie September 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I love sausage rolls, but those are beyond delicious! The sausage and the pastry are perfectly charred and I love the rosemary on top! We have very basic sausage rolls in local pastry stores, but yours look 100 times better! I want to grab a few to eat now! 🙂

  • Reply Giulia September 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    These look delicious, but also super cute. Would be perfect for a cocktail party. I’ll have to add it to my ‘must try’ list.

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane September 25, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Hi, Thalia! Oh wow, I think I’m in love with these sausage rolls, and I haven’t even tried them! They look and sound perfect!
    I have some puff pastry hanging out in the freezer just crying out to be made into these!

  • Reply Maggie Jones September 25, 2014 at 3:01 am

    This flavor combination is so intriguing. I don’t eat red meat but I bet it would be just as good with chicken sausage (yum!). I happen to have some puffed pastry in my freezer so I may have to confirm this weekend 🙂

  • Reply Kari Peters September 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Sausage rolls are truly sublime when the pastry is as crisp as yours – love the flavor combination you’ve got going on here too!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen September 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Thalia – this is definitely my kind of recipe. This made my mouth water this morning! Pinned!

    • Reply thalia September 24, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      Love it! Thanks Kristi x

  • Reply Isadora September 24, 2014 at 2:49 am

    I could totally see myself getting addicted to these sausage rolls too! This looks like a great football snack that my husband and I would both love!

  • Reply Leah | So, How's It Taste? September 23, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Ooo, what a flavor combination! They’re so pretty, too. I can’t wait to make these for a party. They would be perfect!

  • Reply heather @french press September 23, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    not only do these sounds AMAZING, but your photos are stunning and making me NEED one of these now!

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef September 23, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    These are so cute! I love that there are macadamia nuts in there. I want.

  • Reply Amy @ The Blond Cook September 23, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I LOVE the combination of rosemary, macadamia and sausage! What a great appetizer idea… I could also eat them as a meal. Love your beautiful blog, recipes and photography.

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ September 23, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Such a delicious recipe, I can adapt this to make it vegetarian. I look forward to wrapping some veggie sausages with puff pastry!

  • Reply Sam September 23, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Hi Thalia, I cant get over these, they sound insanely good. So inspired and original too. Yum!

    • Reply thalia September 23, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Sam! x

  • Reply Dedy@Dentist Chef September 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

    wow, such a cute and fancy lil sausage roll,
    macadamian nuts cost me about 60 USD per kg here in Indonesia, and you just made it worth the price my friend…

    • Reply thalia September 26, 2014 at 11:56 am

      I am in Indonesia at the moment and will have to look out for those crazy prices! Thanks for stopping by Dedy.

  • Reply Kelly - life made sweeter September 23, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Wow, these sausage rolls look incredible Thalia! Love the flavor combination and the pictures are stunning girl!

  • Reply Hotly Spiced September 23, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Yummy! I do love sausage rolls and these have such a beautiful and interesting and flavoursome filling. I love the addition of the apricots, rosemary and maccas xx

  • Reply Margaret@KitchenFrau September 23, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Oh, my – you’ve got me inspired (and drooling)! I think I will have to create a gluten-free version of these for my family!

  • Reply Edyta September 23, 2014 at 1:48 am

    These look amazing. I love leaks. I definitely need to give those a try 🙂

  • Reply Kathleen@hapanom September 23, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Wow! This looks incredible – perfect for my next dinner party!

  • Reply Michelle @From Calculus to Cupcakes September 23, 2014 at 1:19 am

    These look and sound absolutely divine. They are going on my must make list.

  • Reply Ashley September 23, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Wow these sound sooo good! I love the combo of flavors you have going on here! And gorgeous shots!

  • Reply Karen - 2Teaspoons September 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    These look absolutely amazing!!! I love love love savory, buttery pastries! I bet the sausage, leaks and macadamia nuts are delicious together…and the melt in your mouth buttery texture sounds absolutely divine 🙂

  • Reply sippitysup September 22, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I would call this Pigs in a (Very Fancy) Blanket. GREG

  • Reply Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven September 22, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    These are some seriously gorgeous sausage rolls! Love the rosemary and macadamia nuts! These would be awesome for tailgating. 😀

  • Reply Heather September 22, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Wow! These look like savory heaven!

  • Reply Sharon September 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    These look incredible! Sausage Rolls are such a childhood favourite. My mom used to buy them from a Dutch bakery. They were one of the very few things she never made from scratch. Yours look so delicious, I just may have to give them a try!

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen September 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    What a fantastic combination of flavors! They look delicious and such a wonderful color on the puff pastry.

  • Reply Gourmet Getaways September 22, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Mmmm…that’s a mouthful! Love the mix of spices in and on the rolls!

    Gourmet Getaways

  • Reply Susan | Simple Healthy Kitchen September 22, 2014 at 3:43 am

    OMG! You just made my day! We have exactly one place in Seattle (that I know about) to get Aussie sausage rolls…and yes, I have been know to drive across town to get them. Super excited to make these at home!

  • Reply Angie@Angie's Recipes September 22, 2014 at 3:16 am

    My husband will totally love these ground pork pastry buns! They look SUPERB!

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron September 22, 2014 at 3:10 am

    I was definitely addicted to sausage rolls when I lived in Australia, but yours look at least a thousand times better than the ones I had! They sound and look amazing. Pinned 🙂

  • Reply marcie September 22, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Even your street food look so fancy and delicious, Thalia! These would be a nice appetizer or gourmet Game Day food. Pinning. 🙂

  • Reply Jessica @ Sweet Menu September 22, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Oh my! These sausage roll look absolutely fantastic! So golden and that filling?? Totally craving! I have bookmarked it to try. Perhaps for Christmas!

  • Reply Emily {Jelly Toast} September 22, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Woah!! These look incredible! What a great recipe for a party 🙂

  • Reply April @ Girl Gone Gourmet September 22, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Sound great– especially the store-bought puff pastry part!

  • Reply Julie September 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Ive never made sausage rolls before but I am going to now. My man will absolutely love these! Do you know if they will freeze well?

    • Reply thalia September 26, 2014 at 11:59 am

      I have freezed them before and they do store very well, especially if you are using pre-packaged puff!

  • Reply Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats September 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Love the flavor combinations of this amazing treat!

  • Reply Ansh September 21, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Oh they look absolutely stunning! I have to make these soon, Thalia. thanks for a wonderful recipe.

  • Reply Marissa | Pinch and Swirl September 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    These look absolutely stunning. I’ve honestly never tried a sausage roll. Definitely going to make these!

  • Reply My Inner Chick September 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I could devour one hundred of these little sins immediately. LOVE! It will be like a birthday party inside my mouth!

  • Reply Immaculate September 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Macadamia sausage rolls? Wow! What a great addition to sausage rolls- yours looks really delicious!

  • Reply September 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I’ve never had a sausage roll before. I’ll have to try this since I love sausage. 🙂

  • Reply Barb Bamber September 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I love appetizers made with puff pastry and your blend of flavours looks heavenly! Love your blog layout and design.. sooo pretty!! xx

  • Reply ATasteOfMadness September 21, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Oh wow, this looks amazing! I have been meaning to buy leeks for such a long time.

  • Reply allyson meyler September 21, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Wow! What a combination of flavors! I love an unexpected pairing of ingredients.. These sound amazing!

  • Reply Amallia @DesireToEat September 21, 2014 at 8:11 am

    OMG the sausage rolls looks so cute. Perfect pictures too 🙂

  • Reply Zsu Dever September 21, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Suck gorgeous rolls! I bet they would be awesome with veggies, too! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Zsu @ Zsu’s Vegan Pantry

  • Reply Julie @ This Gal Cooks September 21, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Oh goodness! I just found the new food I’m crushing over. Gotta make a batch of these, stat! *drooling*

  • Reply cheri September 21, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Hi Thalia, these sound so flavorful and look delicious!

  • Reply Suzanne @ Flour Arrangements September 20, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Oh, wow! I’m wondering how I’ve lived my whole life without trying a sausage roll! Totally need to fix that. Today, maybe. These look great!

  • Reply Sarah September 20, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I love the flaky puff pastry crust on these sausage rolls! The homemade sausages look delicious too ~ I wish I had some for lunch today!

  • Reply Maresa | the lovely September 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look delicious! Bookmarking now!!

  • Reply Jean | Lemons & Anchovies September 20, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Gosh, these sausage rolls look wonderful! I love the combination of flavors you’ve incorporated into them. These would be perfect for company!

  • Reply Lindsey @ AMerican Heritage Cookin September 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Holy wow! These look superb! I love the high class flavors in a classic street food! These would be warmly welcomed at any football party!! Pinned

  • Reply Adri September 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    These sound so tasty. I particularly love the addition of the macadamia nuts. Yum!

  • Reply Jill September 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    You’ve made sausage rolls look gourmet!

  • Reply Meinhilde September 20, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I never thought of using macadamia nuts in a savoury dish! I would make these with those tasty veggie-dogs, for myself.

  • Reply Jen @ baked by an introvert September 20, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Wow, Thalia! These sausage rolls look incredible! I’m so in love right now. Pinned!

  • Reply Chloe Crabtree September 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    These sound wonderful, I am sure they would be a great addition to a cocktail party, and would make the kitchen smell heavenly!

  • Reply Rachel September 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I’ve made sausage rolls exactly once. This post reminded me I should make them again very soon.

  • Reply Padaek September 20, 2014 at 10:03 am

    These sausage rolls look scrumptious and so easy to eat! Yumm! Love the combo of flavours esp. the pork, leek and mac nuts. I guess I should’t leave rosemary out of the list either. 🙂 Many great tips too, including when using the puff pastry. These would be very mobile friendly too. Thanks and best wishes! 😀

  • Reply Mira September 20, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Another fancy, but still easy to make recipe, I must pin and try to make, as soon as I get some sausage! Perfect for fall!

  • Reply Ahu @ ahueats September 20, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Wow, what an interesting combination of flavors. I bet the rosemary smells incredible while baking!

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou September 19, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I’m definitely going to make these bad boys Sunday afternoon when my friends are coming over to watch the game. I’m already predicting they’re going to be huge hit. Thanks for sharing T!

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