Friday, April 20, 2012

Homemade Burgers

So Karen gave me some Elk hamburger and I wanted to see how burgers would be.  I might add that I love elk meat, it is amazing to work with and literally NO GREASE.  Also free range and totally organic! We made these last night and I paid attention to what I was doing cause I knew Karen would tell me to "put it on the Blog." :) Anyhow these turned out delicious, so as always Enjoy!

1 pound hamburger
1 egg
1/3 cup ketchup (you could use your favorite BBQ sauce for more zip)
1 1/2 Tbsp Onion Soup mix
Cracked pepper and Salt

Put all the ingredients into a bowl and smoosh together.  Cut some wax paper or parchment paper into 5 inch squares.  I always use 2 plastic bags(sandwich size ziploc) over my hands and form burgers. Make sure they are not too thick and homemade burgers shrink so make them about 4 inches in diameter and about 1/2-3/4 of an inch thick. Place each individual burger on a piece of parchment. (Using the paper makes it so the burgers don't fall apart when putting them on the grill, and way less touching of raw meat:) )  Cook until there isn't any pink left! Makes 6 burgers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I make this bread a couple times a month and freeze the loaves. It is an awesome recipe. So healthy and yummy!!! I got it from my sister-in-law, Louisa, who got it from Sarah's Mom and just tweaked it a bit.

I grind my own wheat, so I use more white flour than this recipe says because otherwise the bread doesn't rise very well!! I read on a package of a case of flour that I bought once that if you use 1Tbsp of lemon juice per 5 cups of flour it helps rise the bread and interacts with the gluten or something or other. Anyways, it helps make a yummy loaf!! Also, this recipe is so versatile. If you want only white bread, than just use white flour and you don't have to use red river!!

I have a convection oven so I put all 5 loaves in at the same time at 350. Enjoy!

Bread recipe for Bosch

5 cups warm water

½ cup honey

2 Tbsp yeast

­Pulse twice

6 Tbsp oil

2 Tbsp lemon juice (optional)

2 cups dry Red River Cereal (you can also use Sunny Boy cereal or sometimes I use just oats)

6 cups whole wheat flour (or 3 cups ground whole wheat flour and 3 cups white flour)

1 cup white flour

4 tsp salt

Put on medium (2) for 8 minutes

2 cups whole wheat flour (or 1 cup ground whole wheat and 1 cup white flour)

2-5 cups white flour (add until the dough pulls from the bowl sides and add ½ cup more)

Put on medium (2) for 8 minutes

Take off bosch base and place a tea towel on top

Let dough rise for 15 minutes

Punch down

Let dough rise for 15 minutes

Form loaves (5 loaves)

Let loaves rise for 1 hour

Bake at 350°C for 30 minutes