7 July 2014

Cooking with Abel & Cole: Lamb

Another recipe for my Abel & Cole series.

In my Marvellous Meat Box, I got a pack of lamb mince. Now, I rarely cook lamb but when I do, it's usually for a roast. (check out my spring lamb recipe here) the first thing that came to mind when thinking of what to make with it, was lamb burgers.

I love baking so this was the perfect excuse to bake some bread rolls as well.

You will need
Lamb mince
A few sprigs of Rosemary, finely chopped
Salt & Pepper
2 small cloves of Garlic, crushed
Blue cheese or Halloumi

For the buns:
50g Bird's Custard Powder
550ml of milk
25g unsalted butter
2tsp sugar
750g strong white flour
1 sachet instant dry yeast
2tsp salt
a beaten egg for glazing
sesame seeds (optional)
First off, preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Mix the milk into the custard powder and pour into a saucepan. Bring to the boil. Once thickened, take off heat and add your butter and sugar. Leave to cool completely.

Then, add your yeast, flour and salt. Mix well until it forms a dough and leave for 10 minutes.

On a lightly oiled surface, gently knead the dough until smooth, then place back in the bowl, cover and leave for an hour and a half.

Divide the dough into pieces and, using a little flour shape into balls and then flatten slightly with a rolling pin. Place on a lined baking tray, cover and leave for about an hour, or until they've doubled in size.

Finally, brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the sesame seeds (if you want) and then place in the oven for around 20 minutes.

Now for the burgers!
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Place your mince into a large mixing bowl, season and add the crushed garlic and rosemary. Mix well
Now for the messy part - get your hands into the mince and make patties with them. Place on a plate and brush them with a little olive oil.
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First off, heat the grill and then get out a griddle pan.

Once the pan is hot, place the burgers in and cook for around 8-10 minutes. Then, shove them under the grill for 2 minutes each side before getting them out.

Put the cheese on the lamb and then place under the grill for a minute before building your burgers.
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Look at the finished piece. Enough to make you lick your screen.

They went down a storm with the male's in my household. 
Cooking with Abel & Cole: Lamb by What Laura did Next
I'll have another yummy recipe up at the end of this week! 

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