The challenge is to come up with a simple recipe that could be taught to adults with learning difficulties to enable them to lead more independent lives. The cookery courses are run by a charity called SWALLOW'S and they're looking for suitable recipes to include in their new cookbook. You can read more about it on Banger's & Mash here.
This recipe does have a few ingredients and may not look that simple on the surface, but trust me, it is very easy and doesn't create much washing up either, as well as giving quite an impressive result without much effort.
50ml Olive Oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled & thinly sliced
5 good quality sausages, each cut into 6 pieces
1 red pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
fresh herbs (I used thyme)
4 mushrooms, sliced
150g baby plum tomatoes, halved
50g olives, halved
200g Feta cheese, cubed
1 Jus-rol puff pastry sheet (320g)
1 egg, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 200 C
- Add the oil, garlic, sausages, pepper, onion, herbs & mushrooms to a roasting pan and toss to coat everything in oil.
- Roast for 15 minutes before adding the tomatoes and roast for a further 10 minutes
- Stir in the olives and Feta cheese
- Spoon the mixture onto one half of the pastry sheet, leaving a 1cm gap around the edge (If there is too much filling just serve the extra with cooked pasta)
- Brush the edges with beaten egg, fold over and seal with a fork
- Brush with beaten egg
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown