Home made burgers in Home made buns

Burger Ingredients

500g Minced beef  (half our red meat ration for the week)

1 medium sized onion, chopped finely

1 stock cube (try chicken instead of veg or meat/ beef… it actually adds far greeater flavour to the mince)

Half a teaspoon of mixed herbs

1 whisked up egg to bind

1 cup of bread crumbs


Grind/Mix everything above together until it become a thick/ c0arse meaty paste and pop into the fridge for 30 minutes. (it makes the meat firmer and easier to handle)

Make into rounds by hand or with a burger press and then grill, fry or bake until cooked – usually about 20 minute but times may vary.

Bread Bun ingredients

500g plain flour

1.5 teaspoons of dried yeast

1.25 teaspoons salt

300ml warm water

25 grams of butter

2 teaspoons sugar (for added flavour and thicker crust OPTIONAL)

NB: If you want softer buns add an additional 25 grams of lard or shortening to the mix


In a large bowl mix together the flour, optional sugar and salt.

Rub in the butter and stir in the yeast (and rub in lard/ shortening if used)

add the water and mix into a soft dough

Kneed for 5 minutes with an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook OR turn out onto a floured surface and kneed well for 10 minutes

Shape the dough and place in a greased 2lb loaf tin or on a baking tray

Cover with a clean damp tea towel and leave in a warm place until doubled in size (1.5 to 2 hours)

If youre making buns/ rolls like we did… roll into bun shapes (we made about 10 from this amount of mix) and place on baking tray

Bake in a preheated oven (230C – 450F – Gas Mark 8) for 30 to 35 minutes

Lower the temperature of the oven if it starts to brown on the outside too fast (drop to about gas mark 6)

The baked rolls/ buns should sound hollow when tapped underneath

Cool on a rack and try not to nibble at them 😀


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