Wow....did I get off track there or what...back to dinner. I didn't feel up to leaving the house so I decided to make my own hamburger buns. I have never done this before but now that I have I don't know that I will ever buy them from the store again. I adapted the recipe from one found on the King Arthur Flour site. The only thing I really adapted was that I used both all purpose flour and wheat flour in the buns. I was very pleased at how they turned out.
Now, if you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know that this week we are celebrating summer with a huge party called #HotSummerEats. This party is hosted by Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla and let me assure you that when it comes to throwing parties...Cam is the best!! She not only invited us but she also invited a boat load of sponsors, all of whom are hosting a huge giveaway for our readers.
One of the guests to this party is my friend, Amy, of Amy's Cooking Adventures. Well, actually, I consider Amy more family than friend because I consider her MIL a sister. She is married to the son of my dear friend, Kirsten, whom you know pretty well if you are familiar with my blog.
Boy, do I keep going off track here or what? Maybe it is the Claritin D. Anyway, back to the party...Amy, being the smart cookie that she is, decided that to celebrate #HotSummerEats, she was going to do an entire week of Hamburger Recipes. I told you she was smart!
Yesterday, Amy shared a delicious sounding Curry Burger, you should certainly take a look at that wondrous masterpiece! Reading her post made me remember that I had received a bottle of Chai Curry 'Chup from Intensity Academy as part of this event. Since I was making burgers anyway I decided to steal the idea from Amy and I created a Curry Mayo to slather on my burgers which, by the way, were on homemade buns. Oh, did I already mention that? Were you impressed? I impressed myself LOL.
Now are you impressed?
I can't believe how nice they turned out.
It wasn't me....trust me....it was the recipe.
The curry mayo was simply 2 parts mayo to 1 part Chai Curry 'Chup.
I started out with a lot less Curry 'Chup but it was milder than I thought it would be.
At a 2 to 1 ratio, Frank was able to slather it on with abandon and he is very spice sensitive.
Feel free to add more to your personal tastes.
I didn't bother with any other condiments on my burger.
The cheese, veggies and Curry Mayo made for the perfect flavor profile.
Curry 'Chup Mayo
2/3 c. Mayo or Miracle Whip (I'm personally a Miracle Whip fan)
1/3 c. Chai Curry 'Chup (or more to taste)
Mix it up and spoon it on!
adapted from King Arthur
3/4 c. lukewarm water
2 T. butter, room temperature
2 c. All purpose flour
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 1/4 t. salt
1 pkg. quick rise yeast
3 T. butter, melted
Place all ingredients, except melted butter, in large bowl of stand mixer fitted with dough hook. Mix and knead until a soft, smooth dough forms. Remove from bowl and form into a ball. Spray bowl with cooking spray, return dough ball, turning to coat, cover with a warm wet towel and let rise until doubled in size. 2 hrs or so.
Gently deflate the dough and form into an 8" long log. Cut the log into 1" portions. Form each portion into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking pan. Gently press each ball down so that it is approx. 3" across. Cover with a warm, wet towel and allow to rise for another hour or until the rolls are noticeably puffy.
Brush the rolls with half of the melted butter and bake in a preheated 375* oven for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with remaining melted butter. Place on racks to cool. Print Recipe