Hidden cheese burgers (and the homemade buns!)
I often make burgers and I often make buns. Surprisingly I have never made them at the same time, for the meal. Until yesterday that is. We had hidden cheese burgers – the cheese goes into the centre of the burger – and slightly sweet sesame seeded buns. A little bonus was that the remaining enriched dough got turned into half a dozen iced buns. This is the recipe that keeps on giving!
The sweetness of a good brioche bun is something my family love with their burgers.I have made brioche in the past but really, for a Saturday tea they are just a little too much effort. A simple enriched dough should work just as well I thought. I was right I think. See how you feel. I used the iced buns recipe from Delicious magazine, although I used 17g of fresh yeast rather than 7g dried yeast. I also split the dough in two. One half was turned into iced buns and the other was split into six rolls, topped with an egg wash and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Simple yet effective.
The burgers are just as easy.
Hidden cheese burgers – makes 6
750g minced beef
salt, pepper, dried chilli flakes
1 small ball of mozzarella cut into 6 chunks or 6 chunks of your favourite cheese.
How to …
- Season the mince with the salt, pepper and dried chilli flakes (if you’d like to).
- Measure out 6 x 150g portions and form into patties.
- Make a well in each patty and place in the cheese. Close the mince around the cheese and ensure the seal is tight.
- Griddle or barbecue on a medium heat until cooked through and the cheese will have melted.This takes between 15 and 20 minutes. Turn regularly.
- Serve with a warm sesame seeded bun fresh from the oven and fixings of your choice.
Put on the kettle later and treat yourself to an iced bun too!
I have decided to add the iced buns to the Tea time treats linky hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and also co-hosts Manjiri from Travels for Taste and Jo from Jo’s Kitchen! I don’t think I’ve seen a cheeseburger at an afternoon tea yet (never say never but…) Pop over and take a look at the other treats cooked and linked up by bloggers from around the globe.