Cooking with Love

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mini Burgers!!

Since we are on the junk food spree, how can we not have burgers?? Which in my opinion, when made at home, on the grill are far from being junk.
And making them mini are just plain fun and can be had as an appetizer.


Mini Hamburger Bun

3 cups bread flour
2 1/4 teaspoons active yeast,
1 cup whole milk, warm
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg

1 egg, beaten with a bit of milk for brushing
Sesame or poppy seeds

In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of flour with the yeast. Add in milk, butter, sugar and salt and mix lightly. In a small bowl, beat egg and add to the flour-milk mixture. Mix together until combined. Cover and let rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
Add the rest of the flour. Alternatively, knead in additional flour with your hands. Do this for 8-10 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Be careful not to add too much flour or your buns will be dense and heavy.
Spray bowl or brush lightly with oil. Form dough into a ball and let rise at room temperature  covered, until doubled, about 45 minutes to an hour.
Divide dough into 18 equally-sized pieces. Shape into rolls: Arrange on a baking sheet, and let rise a third time until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to180C . Brush buns with the egg-milk mixture and sprinkle with a few sesame or poppy  seeds. Bake in the center of the oven until golden, about 20 minutes.  I
Remove from oven and transfer to a rack. Allow to cool completely before serving


My Hamburger Recipe
500 grams fresh ground beef
1 onion, minced
4 TBS chopped parsley
1 Tbs. cumin powder
salt & pepper

Mix all ingredients and let sit in fridge for a few hours, covered.
Shape into burgers and grill till done to your liking.





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