‘It makes cooking fun!’ MasterChef star Khanh Ong creates two VERY unusual recipes using the $29 Kmart sausage roll maker
- MasterChef star Khanh Ong shows amateur cooks how to make gourmet meals
- The celebrity chef partnered with Kmart for their free cooking masterclass series
- He used the $29 Kmart sausage roll to maker to create two types of pastries
MasterChef star Khanh Ong has created two delicious recipes with an affordable Kmart sausage roll maker.
The celebrity chef has partnered with the budget homeware store to demonstrate how to use the appliance for a new Masterclass series online.
Ong uses the $29 sausage roll maker to create restaurant style treats, with one recipe showcasing a Thai flavoured roll while the other is a twist on the classic apple pie.
Ong’s creations are adventurous but he encourages home chefs to experiment with whatever they have in the cupboard.
MasterChef star Khanh Ong is a big fan of the Kmart sausage roll maker
APPLE PIE ROLLS
Core and Peel three Granny Smith apples then cut them into 8ths
Simmer 50g butter and 2 or 3 cloves in a large frying pan on medium heat until foaming
Add apples and cook for two minutes until edges start to soften
Sift and add 80g of icing sugar over the apples and cook apples for five minutes stirring occasionally until they caramelise
Add 50ml of brandy and hold the saucepan to the flame so the liquid catches alight and wait until the brandy evaporates
Add 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder and a dash of cinnamon
Cook for two to three minutes
Add a pinch of salt or chili to give it a bit of a kick
Beat an egg to make an egg wash
Remove the cloves from the apple mix
Grab a sheet of puff pastry and place onto the sausage roll maker
Fill the pockets with three tablespoons of filling each and fold the pastry over
Brush the top with egg wash
Wait 16-18 minutes until it cooks
Wait for it to cool
Whip 500ml of thickened cream, add a few drops of vanilla essence and icing sugar
Grate lemon zest and add to mix
‘I know that this sounds really weird coming from someone that cooks so much but it makes cooking really easy and really fun for everyone…. and kind of achievable for everyone,’ Ong told A Current Affair.
Kmart’s Rosanne Merola said that using the sausage roll maker can be a chance to get out of your comfort zone.
‘The kitchen is the heart and I think what’s happened in isolation is you take the opportunity to try something new and try something different,’ she said.
The full recipes are available by watching the masterclass on Kmart’s website.
Ong creates a delicious Thai style sausage roll complete (pictured) using the Kmart appliance
The other recipe is for a take on the McDonald’s classic apple pie dessert
THAI SAUSAGE ROLLS
Place an onion and three small carrots into a food processor.
Add 100g of finely chopped bacon and 500g of pork mince.
Chop 1/4 cup of coriander, 2 teaspoons of ginger, 2 spring onions and 1 tablespoon of kaffir lime leaf and add to the food processor.
Add a splash of fish sauce, soy sauce and two tablespoons of chilli sauce.
Blend everything in the food processor before adding an egg and breadcrumbs.
Cook off the mixture on a stove before laying it on puff pastry and cooking in the sausage roll maker.