“Fido the greedy dog has always wished to taste the stars. He would like to know if he can catch one and eat it. The adventure takes him through the dormant volcanoes of Auvergne, especially around Lake Pavin which is full of mysteries.”
Fido the Dog and the Recipe for Sausage Rolls is our third book in the ‘Witches and Cooks’ collection
Discover a story full of encounters and discoveries! Find a delicious recipe for sausage rolls that can be easily made with the whole family. Used as a recipe book, this book will give you the opportunity to share a pleasant moment in the kitchen with children.
Don’t hesitate to send us your most beautiful successes with sausage rolls! Happy reading and enjoy!
Fido – The dog
Elena – the little sister
Papa Farid – the grocer
Bonus: Animal Hide-and-Seek
The book also offers an animal hide-and-seek game. All the animals from the Contes Dessinés universe have hidden in the story’s illustrations. Help us find them! This adds to the evening reading entertainment for the younger ones.
You can also find us for sale online:
- Amazon: Fido the Dog and the Recipe for Sausage Rolls.
The Legend of Lake Pavin
Lake Pavin, located in the dormant volcanoes of Auvergne, is a mysterious and fascinating place. Its calm and smooth surface reflects the surrounding trees and mountains, creating a peaceful and idyllic landscape. However, the lake hides many secrets and legends that have captivated the imaginations of generations of visitors.
According to legend, Lake Pavin is inhabited by a mysterious creature called the “White Lady.” Some say it is a spirit or ghost that haunts the shores of the lake, while others claim it is an aquatic monster that lives in the depths of the dark water. Whatever the case, the White Lady is a subject of fascination for the locals and curious visitors.
Lake Pavin is also known for its crystal-clear waters that seem to have healing properties. Many people come to the lake to swim in its waters and enjoy their therapeutic benefits. It is said that the lake water has soothing virtues that can help relieve headaches and calm the nerves.
Finally, Lake Pavin is surrounded by lush forests and imposing mountains that give it an air of mystery and magic. Walks around the lake offer panoramic views of the wild nature and spectacular landscapes of the dormant volcanoes of Auvergne. It is a perfect place to recharge and reconnect with nature.
The recipe of sausage rolls with Fido !
To make this recipe, here are the necessary ingredients :
- 1 homemade or ready-to-roll puff pastry
- • 6 chipolata or Frankfurt sausages
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon sesame or poppy seeds (optional)
- Salt and pepper
Here are the preparation steps :
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (400°F).
- Place the puff pastry on a clean work surface and cut it into 6 equal strips.
- Season the sausages with a little salt and pepper to taste.
- Place one sausage at the edge of each strip of puff pastry. Roll the pastry around each sausage, leaving the ends of the sausage visible.
- Place the sausage rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure the edge of the pastry is underneath to prevent them from unrolling during baking.
- In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg yolk with a tablespoon of water. Brush the sausage rolls with the egg mixture, which will give them a beautiful golden color when baked.
- Sprinkle the sausage rolls with sesame or poppy seeds, if desired.
- Bake the sausage rolls for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and the pastry is cooked.
- Let the sausage rolls cool for a few minutes before serving. They can be enjoyed hot or at room temperature.
Enjoy your meal!
For an homemade puff pastry recipe :
• 250g flour
• 1 pinch of salt
Preparation steps :
- In a bowl, mix 250g of flour, a pinch of salt. Knead with your fingertips until the dough is crumbly. Add 5 to 6 tablespoons of cold water and continue kneading until the dough forms a smooth ball.
- Roll out the dough on a floured work surface into a rectangle about 30cm x 40cm, and 125g of soft butter cut into small cubes. Fold the bottom third of the dough towards the middle, then the top third over it. Turn the dough 90 degrees and roll it out again into a rectangle. Fold the dough again in the same way. This is called a “three-fold”.
- Wrap the dough in cling film and place it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it out again into a rectangle. Make another three-fold, wrap it again in cling film and place it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Repeat this folding and refrigeration step 2 or 3 more times, until you have made at least 3 folds in total. The dough should be very cold before using it.
- When you are ready to use the dough, roll it out into a thin rectangle and continue with the recipe from step 2 above. Prick the dough with a fork before baking to prevent it from rising too much during baking.
Good luck! I hope your homemade puff pastry will be delicious.