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    Thursday, April 14, 2011

    Home Made Hamburgers - Potato Rolls and Venison Patties

    Once again one of My Favourite TV Chefs, Michael Smith...Star of 'Chef at Home' currently showing on Food TV has come up with yet another little cracker.
    Potato Rolls

    Really easy, I just did it in the food processor.
    I will try it by hand though for my own satisfaction.
    These are really delicious. The dough is lovely and silky... of course with the egg and milk are a little bit like Brioche. No sugar but I guess the potato covers that bit of starch,

    * 3 cups flour
    * 2 teaspoons yeast
    * 2 teaspoons salt
    * 1 cup potato flakes
    * 1 egg, lightly whisked
    * 1 1/2 cups warm milk
    * 1 stick butter, softened

    Preheat your oven to 190C
    Put the flour, yeast, salt and potato flakes into the bowl of a stand mixer with dough hook attached.
    Or in this case food processor
    Add egg, milk and butter and turn on low.
    Mix until a dough forms, continue kneading the dough until it's smooth and elastic.

    Put the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover and rest in a warm place
    until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

    Punch down the dough and form into 8 rolls.
    Place on a lined baking sheet and let rise a second time until doubled in size.

    Bake for 25-30 minutes.
    A couple of weeks ago our friend Debbie arrived with an abundance of produce for us. Big bunch of herbs from the garden. Some frozen Venison Patties
    and a Hamilton Local Goat Cheese.
    But I digress. Now when you have such beautiful buns...What should you do with them?
    Well make Hamburgers Of Course.
    So I retrieved a couple Venison Patties from the freezer
    Now just for a minute...back to TV Chefs
    Nigel Slater in his winter Supper ideas... devised Stuffed Butternut.
    The stuffing was some luscious fried onions.
    These were a little spicy and I thought would go very well with our Venison Patties
    So first get the onions on the go.
    3 large Onions sliced
    Sauté in 2 tablespoons olive oil
    Season with Sea salt,
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1/2 tsp smoked paprika
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 tsp sugar
    Add about 1 inch fresh ginger cut into thin strips

    Cover with lid and gently cook till soft and unctuous.
    Meanwhile Grill your patties
    and assemble the Burger
    I like to slather the bottom of the bun with Homemade Ketchup
    Pop the grilled Patty on top
    Cover with Onions.
    Some mayonnaise on the lid
    Push them together and devour

    Those Venison Patties were excellent
     Luckily we have more in the freezer
    Looks like Bun day again next week.

    Of course there are leftovers aren't there always.
    'Waste not Want not', as my dear Mother would say.
    So with the Buns I did bit of Posh Cheese on Toast

    Great excitement of the day. I went out West to buy Fresh Fruit and Vege from the Market Gardens.
    Even though it is the end of the season My friendly Grower had just picked the last of his Tomatoes.
    They really are amazing.

    The buns are a couple of days old. Homemade bread of course gets stale quite quickly.
    So they need to be heated.
    How about the Goats Cheese from Hamilton?
    Here ya go
    Very simple
    Heat the Grill in the oven
    Toast the buns on one side
    Turn over and add 1 very fat slice of tomato
    Season S & P
    Slice of Goats Cheese
    Some chopped chives
    Freshly Ground Black Pepper
    Drizzle with a little bit of beautiful Local Olive Oil
    That was Lunch so
    What's For Dinner Mother?

    Leftover Onions
    Now used for their original recipe
    Stuffed Butternut
    Simple as...
    Cut the butternut in half
    Remove seeds
    Score the flesh
    Dot with butter and season with Salt and Pepper

    Bake in 180C oven about 1 hour
    Fill the cavity with onions
    Top with some chopped rosemary and chili
    Finish off with grated cheese

    Back in oven about 10- 15 minutes
    What a feast.


    kathleen said...

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    and the inspiration to love healthy foods each time i come
    here, i’m amazed.


    So Simple said...

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