I made these today after having a craving for something sweet and savoury together! Now, I know technically there is nothing savoury about these rolls but once you get that burst of currant, a little kick of the bitter dark chocolate, all laced together with the lemon ice….well, lets just say there isnt any for breakfast tomorrow and all my cravings have been satisfied! lol
1 pack ready rolled puff pastry
2 cups of sweet mince meat
100g dark chocolate
8tbsp icing sugar
egg wash for shine before baking
Take the ready rolled puff pastry out of the fridge approx 10 minutes before using to give it a chance to warm a little. Lie it flat and prepare the filling.Microwave the chocolate until just melted and using either a spatula or a brush apply a thin coat to the pastry.Next apply a layer of the sweet mincemeat.Starting from one of the longer sides, carefully roll the pastry until it resembles a swiss roll.Cut 1 inch slices and lie them so that they are against each other on a greased baking tray. They will swell to fill the spaces. Brush with egg wash.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.To make the icing, sieve 8tbsp of icing sugar into a small bowl (i use a tea strainer for small amounts of icing – this is ideal for coating workbenches before rolling out dough etc too) Add the juice of 1 lemon and mix until a runny consistency, pour over the cooling pastry and allow to set slightly. Eat warm 🙂