Saturday, April 16, 2011

Homemade Burgers

Why bother going to McD, Burger King and such if you can make better ones at home? I've bookmarked this amazing recipe for quite some time already but I haven't had the time to make them until today.

Recipe (Burger/Sandwich buns) :

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 1/4 cup bread flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
Method : 

1. Put milk, water, honey and butter in a pot and warm them up. Let it cool slightly and beat in the egg.
2. Mix 2 cups of flour with the yeast and salt. Add in the milk mixture and mix well.
3. Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until it forms a quite stiff dough.
4. Transfer the dough to the working top and knead for 5-10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
5. Shape into 12 buns and flatten the top slightly by gently patting them. 
6. Leave it to rise until doubled. 
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Recipe (Beef patties) :

Ingredients :

  • 1 kg lean meat
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium red onions, finely chopped
  • 1-2 handful of fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 small pinch of cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1 headed tsp of Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Method : 

1. Preheat the oven to 230C. 
2. Chop the meat in a food processor until you get the desired texture. 
3. Combine all the other ingredients and mix well. 
4. Divide into 4 (I made them into 10) and use your hands to shape them.
5. Roast for 25 minutes if it is very thick or less if it is not so thick. 
6. Build a burger with what you have.

Recipe (Caramelized Onions) :

Ingredients :

  • 6 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 4-5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar (I didn't put this)
  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 knobs of butter
  • salt to taste
Method :

1. Heat the oil in a heavy based pan or pot.
2. Once hot, throw in the onions and make sure that every slice is lightly coated with the oil. 
3. Stir once in a while to ensure even browning. This may take a while. 
4. When the onions turn pale gold, pour in balsamic vinegar, sugar, butter and a good pinch of salt.
5. When the onions turn dark golden brown, they are ready.
6. Store in a sterilized jar in the refrigerator.

Recipe (Curry Mayonnaise) :
  • A slap of bottled mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp mustard
Method :

1. Mix them well and slap on burger.
p.s : The caramelized onions make the burger tastes even better and I'll definitely be making this burger again and again. :) I'm submitting the burger buns recipe to yeastspotting.


Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks perfect, glad to know about a young talented cook like you :)

Nisa Homey said...

Hi there you are absolutely right...why go to MCD when u can make them at home....gorgeous buns and beautiful clicks...visit me when time permits. Happy to follow u.

aishahias said...

Umm Mymoonah & Nisa Homey
Thanks! :)

Nisa Homey said...

Regarding ur query about the cake...yes I made it with salted butter (100 gms). Hope that helps.

Jun said...

The buns looks extremely well made!

Cary said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks great.
what is the name of that flower? It is absolutely gorgeous...

Cary said...

The burger looks scrumptious and the flowers are gorgeous! What is the name of that flower?

aishahias said...

Thanks! :)

I think it is called ginger torch flower or something like that. We normally use the buds for cooking. :)

Carrie said...

This is really amazing and delicious! I must say also that this homemade burger is much healthier than the ones bought from fast food restaurants.. I've really enjoyed it!