Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Burger night

So Friday night has become unofficial burger night in our house. We all chip in (and by "we all" I mean, Mr Everyday Baker and I - the lads' just demolish the end result) to create a spectacular home made feast. And it really is home made, from the chips right through to the burger bun and I promise it's not as much work as it sounds (especially when you have a helper).
So this recipe was inspired by my new favourite food magazine, SBS Feast and it's latest burger-fuelled edition. It is, however, responsible for my subsequent hankering for burgers but hey, it resulted in a family cook-up rather than a trip to the drive-through so that's got to be a good thing.

First things first, the buns...
Burger Buns
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
3 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons melted butter

Mix all ingredients in the Kitchenaid using a dough hook until combined and you have a nice smooth dough (or use your hands, whatever). Cover dough and let it rise for an hour or so, until it's almost doubled in size.
Deflate the dough (give a quick punch) and divide into eight pieces, or however many pieces depending on how big you like your buns. Shape into round balls and flatten with your palm. 
Place on tray lined with baking paper and cover, leaving to rise for about an hour.
Brush with some butter and bake @ 190 degrees Celsius for about 15 minutes or until golden. Brush with more butter and leave to cool. 

Next stop... the patties

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