Hot dog!!

Hello everyone, I hope your day is going well. Have things returned to ‘normal’ for you yet? I’ve recently started going back to work but everything is quite different, with the one way systems and social distancing. Today’s blog post is more for dinner inspiration but I have included a hot dog roll recipe. I ordered the sausages from an online company called lovewhatyoueat.co.uk in the flavour gammon, turkey and cranberry and my toppings were onion, lettuce and carrot. The sausages were quite salty but tasty nonetheless, something I would recommend!

Recipe: Hot dog rolls (makes 6)

Ingredients

50ml milk

50ml water

14g butter

250g bread flour

4g dried yeast

12g sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

(save 1 tbsp of the egg mixed with 2 tbsp of water for egg wash)

Method

  • Warm the milk, water and butter in a pan and leave to cool down.
  • In a large bowl mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
  • Once the milk mixture has cooled down, pour into the bowl with the egg, using your fingers to form a dough.
  • Knead for 5 minutes and place in a bowl, covered to rise for 1 hour.
  • Next, knock out the air and equally divide into six and roll into long finger shapes.
  • Place onto a lightly oiled oven tray, cover and leave again for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and brush the egg wash over the top of each roll.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until slightly golden.
  • Leave to cool before eating.

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Beef Burgers, Bread Rolls and Slaw

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and safe. Today’s recipe is entirely homemade and it was so much fun to make. It also makes a change from my recent vegetarian recipes.

First I marinated the minced beef so that all of the spices would soak in and give the burgers loads of flavour, then I made the bread rolls and left them to cool down for later and lastly was the slaw. This slaw recipe actually contains no mayo which I thought was really cool and added great texture to the burger, I made it this way to use up some of the leftover vegetables we had in the fridge and because I am not a massive mayo fan. I also made sweet potato chips that were cooked in the oven with a little oil, salt and paprika.

The weather has been really sunny in the UK recently, so it would be nice to set everything out on a table and eat outside, everyone can tuck in and enjoy!

Burgers, Bread rolls and Slaw

Beef Burgers, Bread Rolls and No Mayo Slaw (serves 6)

Ingredients for Bread Rolls

500g plain flour

7g dried yeast

1 1/2 tsp caster sugar

2 tsp salt

300ml lukewarm water

3 tbsp oil

Sesame seeds for sprinkling

Method

  • Combine all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Make a hole in the flour and pour in the oil and water.
  • Mix to form a dough and knead for 10 minutes. Place into a lightly oiled bowl until it doubles in size, roughly 1 hour.
  • Take the dough and knock out the air, roll into 12 ball shapes and place on an oiled baking tray for 30 minutes to prove. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6.
  • Once the dough has proved sprinkle seasme seeds on top, bake the rolls in the oven for 15 minutes until cooked. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.

Ingredients for Beef Burgers

1kg of lean beef mince

3 garlic cloves – pureed

1/4 onion – finely diced

Salt

Pepper

1/2 tsp parsley, oregano and basil

1 egg

50g plain flour

1/4 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp cumin, tumeric and corriander

Method

  • Mix all of these ingredients together in a container and leave to marinate for a few hours.
  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and set out 2 baking trays.
  • Shape the minced beef into 12 balls and flatten down.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked right through.

Ingredients for No Mayo Slaw

1/4 cabbage – finely sliced

1 carrot – grated

Handful of spring onions

3 radish – grated

1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp caster sugar

Pinch of salt

Pinch of pepper

Sprinkle of parsley

Method

  • Gather the cabbage, carrot, spring onion, radish and wash them well.
  • Take out a chopping board, peeler, grater and knife to prepare everything and place into a bowl.
  • Add the other ingredients to the bowl, mix well and leave to marinate.

Let me know if you try any of these recipes x

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