Home made BIG MAC – very nice!

As mentioned in my last post – tonight I cooked home made MacDonalds.  I think it might be a bit quicker to just drive there…..

I started cooking at around 12.30pm.. we ate at 5pm 😦 Made the burger buns from this recipe:

Homemade Hamburger Buns

I’ve made them before (see this post) and 2nd time around they were just as good!

The Big Mac recipe I found HERE.

It was SO time consuming – the buns recipe takes 3 hours.. in the meantime I had other things to do (during rising) but in the last prove I ducked to the shop to get some ingredients I had run out of.

I wanted to balance the time so everything came out hot.. personally I’m useless at that!! Oh well.. so here goes – I will post the recipe from the video after I explain things.

Firstly I prepared the buns.  The first prove takes 2 hours, Then you knead the dough and flatten it out to about 1/2 inch and cut and form into buns.  Setting them on a tray – leave, covered, for another hour.

Rising buns
Rising buns

When they’re ready to bake, brush with the milk & egg mix and sprinkle some sesame seeds over them.  Voila – out they come, looking superb!

Perfect Burger Buns
Perfect Burger Buns

Once cooled, I split them 3 way and fried them briefly in the fry pan.

Crisping the buns a little - one side only for top and bottom, and both sides for the middle piece.
Crisping the buns a little – one side only for top and bottom, and both sides for the middle piece.

The burgers, SO easy! I have to say, burgers and I don’t normally get along but this time they worked, with so little fuss.  I divided the mince into 8 sections and rolled them up in little balls.  Each ball I then flattened and smoothed the edges.  When done, there was a nice stack of thin burgers with baking paper between each.  The baking paper is essential if you want these to stay in one piece, they are SO thin!

The burger - before..
The burger – before..

They took no time at all to cook.  In the meantime I also had some store bought french fries in the oven to complete the picture.

Assembly was easy too – the sauce (which I did make from the recipe), cheese, pickles, onions, lettuce onto the rolls ..

Almost there.. assembly has begun.. just add the burgers.....
Almost there.. assembly has begun.. just add the burgers…..

Then the burgers….

How good do they look!!
How good do they look!!

and wow!! SO SO Filling! Remember my 2 adult children? (LOL well they are ‘children’.. ) – they couldn’t finish their Big Macs, and most of the fries went to waste also.

The finished product - woohoo!
The finished product – woohoo!

They gave it a big thumbs up.  It didn’t taste like a big mac really – but they preferred mine to the store bought.  So did I.. I know what went into them 😉

Worth a try, but give yourself time.. really delicious!

Here’s the recipe:

***PLEASE NOTE*** This recipe is NOT an exact replica for legal reasons, the taste however will be similar

Ingredients: makes 2

2 Sesame seed bun
1 onion finely chopped
1/2 cup mayonaise
2 TBLS pickle relish
2 slices pickle
1 slice of cheese
200 grams beef mince
1 cup chopped lettuce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
salt and pepper

ENJOY!

~ Nicko (From his website)

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