In a contest between food outdoors and food requiring inconveniences such as cutlery and table manners, there is only ever going to be one winner. Summer equals a lot of picnic lunches for our household. And though these little beauties were sampled at the table, they're going to make it into the next hamper for sure.
They are filo pastry parcels, filled with a pork and apricot stuffing. I've never used filo pastry before, but it was really very simple.
I never quite know what the etiquette is for sharing recipes on blogs. If I can find it on-line, I prefer to use a link. But this was from a Sainsbury's freebie magazine and I can't find it on-line. If I am making some giant recipe stealing faux pas, do tell me please.
Basically, you finely chop and sweat an onion in olive oil until soft. Then toss in a grated carrot and cook for a minuite longer. Then allow to cool and add 250g pork mince, a teaspoon of chopped fresh rosemary and about 5 dried apricots (chopped finely).
Lay out a sheet of filo pastry. Brush with melted butter and fold in half to make a long strip. Put about a tablespoon of pork mix at one end and fold pastry and pork over at right angles to form a neat triangular parcel. Repeat until filling is used up. Brush parcels with more melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds and/or poppy seeds. Bake at 180 for 20 - 25 mins until golden. Serve warm, so put them in foil and transport to your picnic site of choice.
The taste testers say we can eat these again any time. Preferably soon. I feel another picnic coming on...