Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bread machine success

Bread machine success


Bread machine fail

Bread machine fail


Monday, May 16, 2011

First attempt with the bread machine.



Thank you Jessica Rine  for the bread machine.

The crumb was pretty soft, fluffy, and consistent.  The crust was not bad but a little softer then I would like.  Probably because I did not pull the bread out when it was hot, but rather let it cool in the machine.

Recipe:
3.25 cups of bread flour
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp margarine
3 Tbsp sugar
1 3/8 cup sugar
1.5 tsp (1 envelope) active dry yeast

Follow the directions on your bread machine!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Burger of the week

Burger of the week



This something I am going to try and do, if not every week, often.  I am going to try and come up with interesting burgers.  So here goes:

I will start from the bottom and work my way up:
Bottom half of a toasted bun, soft crumb but a little harder crust so it does not fall apart
Mayo mixed with spicy brown mustard spread thinly.   This provides a "waterproof" layer as well as some richness and a little bit of sharpness
Fresh raw spinach for some earthiness and crunch
Sauteed mushrooms for some more savory earth flavor
1/2 lb all beef patty seasoned with just fresh ground black pepper.  I do not add salt as kosher meat is pre-salted
Sauteed onions for sweetness
Ketchup because I love ketchup because it is sweet and tangy all at the same time
Top half of the toasted bun