It has been a long while since I last made these. I’ve been thinking of it for the past few weeks and finally made some for our afternoon tea. I used to made sardine rolls often during my teen years as that was the first kind pastry I learned to made in school. Since Carlos is not a fan of Sardines I change it to can tuna. As for the pastry, I just use my favorite shortcrust pastry recipe. This pastry is light and very flaky and it will be great for pies too.
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup/1 1/2 stick/170 gram cold butter – cut into small cubes
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
2-3 tbsp cold water
1 egg – beaten (for egg wash)
2 cans tuna (in water)
1 shallot – cut into small cubes
1 tomato – removes seeds and cut into small cubes
1 green or red chili (optional)
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
Few dashes of pepper
1. Combined flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a food processor. Give it a few pulses. Add in the butter and pulse until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
2. With the food processor running, drizzle in the lightly beaten egg and 2 tbsp of cold water. Process until mixture begins to form into a large clumps (add in a bit more water if necessary).
3. Turn pastry out on to a work surface and knead gently to bring the dough together. Form into a square disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour before using it.
4. In the meantime, prepare the tuna filling. Combined the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set it aside.
5. Roll out the pastry into rectangle shape. Cut it to about 12” w x 3 ½” h strips. With the wide side of the pastry facing you, put some filling in the middle of the strips and roll it up. With a shredded knife, cut into 2” logs. Give a couple of slits on each log for the steam to escape while baking.
7. Serve warm or at room temperature.
To my Mom in Malaysia and all the wonderful mothers in the world,
Wishing you songbirds
to welcome each morning,
Wishing you flowers
to brighten each spring,
Wishing you laughter,
and sharing and caring,
And all of the joy
that each new day
Happy Mother's Day