Sunday, September 5, 2010


I write this while lying next to Brent, as he sleeps. Shhh, try not to make too much noise.
We had these burgers for dinner. Just as they were (I thought about making chips, too, but... shrug). I had decided in the morning, that burger's were what we would have for dinner. I thought about them all day. What would I put in them? How would I make the bun recipe? What kind of meat would I use for the patties? Do I obsess about food too much?
But you know what? I think it's fine to think about food. It doesn't mean that I'm eating food all the time (although, I probably could...). It just means that I like to think about what sort of food I'm putting into my body.
I know that burgers don't seem like the healthiest thing ever. But if you make them yourself, they're not completely unhealthy. As the cookie monster says, "they're a sometimes food." So just remember that, kids.
But really, I thought these little burgers were perfect. They weren't very big, and damn, they were tasty.
I'm allowed to say that, right?
Anywho, this was my first time making bread, and I think it turned out alright. And it was super fun and really easy too. If you haven't, you should try it. Go on, I dare you.
I'll leave you with the recipe now, so that we don't wake Brent up with our chatting.

Bun Recipe:
Adapted from

I quartered this recipe, because I didn't want to make too many buns, and there's no room in the freezer for freezing bread. But I'll give you the whole recipe, and you can decide and divide for yourself.

Oven- 200C

325g strong '00' flour
300g wholemeal flour
3 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsps salt
1 tbsp dried yeast
50g butter, room temp.
1 1/2 cups cold water

Mix flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a bowl.
Rub the butter into the flour.
Make a well in the flour and add the water.
Flip the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for 20 mins.
Pour a little bit of oil onto the dough, and put the dough back into the bowl.
Cover, and leave in a warm place for 1 hour, until doubled.
Form dough into rolls. Place onto greased baking tray and cover again. Leave for another 45mins.
Bake for 12 mins, until golden.

Burger Recipe:
1 onion, diced
1 carrot, grated
1 egg
500g mince
1 tbsp tomato sauce, or paste
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper

Lightly fry the onion and the carrot in some olive oil, until soft.
Mix everything together, including the carrot and onion.
Form into patties the size of the buns and dust in flour.
Fry in a non-stick pan until brown and cooked through.

p.s this is the song I woke up to this morning.