In the early 1990's, I took a few vegetarian cooking classes through Sanitarium and was delighted to find this vegetarian version of a favourite food. I have made this recipe a number of times over the years, because it is an easy choice when vegetarian friends are visiting and the rolls taste just like the real thing bought from a bakery.
Being a Thermomix fan, of course I converted Sanitarium’s Country Cottage Rolls recipe from their 1994 recipe brochure, and with a few minor modifications, the recipe is available on their webpage below.
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup pecans
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 slice bread broken into bite-size pieces and dried in the oven on the lowest setting – should supply about ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1 cup quick cooking or rolled oats
- 3 sheets reduced-fat canola puff pastry
- 1 tablespoon milk for glazing
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
1 Process bread pieces, oats and pecans on speed 6 for 10 seconds. Set aside in a bowl.
2 Process eggs, onion, soy sauce and cottage cheese on speed 6 for 10 seconds. Add to bowl with dry ingredients and mix.
3 Cut each pastry sheet in half and spoon mixture along one edge. Brush other edge with soymilk. Roll to enclose filling with pastry and repeat with remaining pastry sheets.
4 Cut each log into 6 even lengths. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in a hot oven, 200°C, for 40 minutes or until crisp and golden.
Sanitarium's Country Cottage Rolls recipe:-
These rolls go very nicely with a Thermomix version of Heinz's tomato sauce which can be found here:-