Simple Sausage, Arugula and Ricotta Rolls

I found this puffy pastry recipe on Pinterest and planned to give it a try but never did. Usually I use puffy pastry to make ham and cheese or Nutella croissants when my boyfriend and I plan to watch a movie or a favorite TV show. I try to make bake goods at least 3-4x a week as my boyfriend is so happy when he comes home and whole house smells like warm cookies, bread or any other pastries.
This is one of the easiest and most delicious of pastry goods we tried! It takes about 30 minutes to prepare and bake these rolls. You can eat these as breakfast, snack but it’s also a great finger food to greet friends.
First time I made these I didn’t roll the dough tightly enough so they fell a part a bit while baking, next time I made a dough just a bit thicker, layered filling evenly and rolled the dough tightly and the rolls came out picture perfect and were soooo delicious!

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INGREDIENTS:
2 purchased puffy pastry rolls (cut in square) or make your own puffy pastry
Thin sliced 10 pcs of large chorizo or other (non-spicy) sausage
1 Ricotta cheese (200-300g) or you can substitute with fresh goat/cow cheese
1 bag of arugula (you can also use spinach)
1 bunch of small basil leaves
1 egg yolk
Salt & pepper

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PREPARATION:
Heat up the oven to 180C or 350 F. Roll out the dough to about 3-4 mm thin, generously spread over ricotta cheese, sprinkle salt. Spread the sausage slices over the ricotta cheese, spread the arugula leaves over the sausage slices and add basil leaves. You can also add a bit of grated cheese to taste. Roll the dough end to end tightly and close the end of the dough to keep ends of the roll closed. Use very sharp knife to cut the roll in even 1 cm pcs. squeeze each piece gently together to form a tight roll and place it gently on baking paper sheet on warm tray. Beat the egg yolk and brush it over the rolls. Place rolls into the oven to bake for about 20 min or a bit less (check occasionally to see when the bottom of the rolls is blush pink in color.

Enjoy!
Please come back to comment and let me know how it came out for you! Would love to hear it!

Katarina Štimac, fashion blog – LaKatwalk