Mind the Gaps Diet
We were invited to our nephew's 18th birthday party last week. My sister-in-law messaged me to check the menu and said that the non-GAPS attendees would be having sausage rolls alongside cooked chicken and salad. That got me thinking as I liked the sound of sausage rolls but obviously pastry is pretty hard on the GAPS diet! So I rolled up my sleeves to see what I could create. The family were delighted with the result! We certainly didn't feel as if we were missing out. We had our 'sausage and chicken' flavour along with the rest! So I thought I would share it with you.
Gluten and Wheat Free pastry (nuts)
Of course the pastry had to be both so this recipe is ideal for any gluten-free friends. It is made from soaked nuts (I used cashews, but you can use a nut of your choice), coconut flour, butter ( though you could substitute coconut oil or lard) and egg. I like to soak my nuts to make them easier to digest. I have been working on a pastry for a while and this is my best yet. It holds together well and bakes well - just like ordinary pastry. It does not roll though, so sadly it had to be a pie rather than sausage rolls - but non-the-less tasty! If you are not on the GAPS diet, feel free to use any gluten/wheat free pastry recipe.
You will need to grind your nuts - soaked or unsoaked. I like my mini processor - it fits neatly on the work top, without stealing all the space in my small kitchen.
The grain-free sausage filling
I used organic pork mince as I like to get the best pork I can, preferably out-door raised. I added some sea salt and pepper and sage to add flavour. I could of added 1/4 cup diced onions too. I didn't this time, but will next time.
Versatile - sausage pie for breakfast, dinner and tea!
Great for breakfast, cold with salad for dinner, great in a packed lunchbox, or served hot with vegetables for the main meal. You choose!
How to make the GAPS/grain-free sausaage pie
If you are using my pastry recipes, you will need to soak your nuts 2 hours ahead of making the pie.