Burger Series: Pork and Apple Burger

My favourite thing to do is take a burger I’ve had out and about and recreate it in my kitchen. This time, it’s a pork and apple burger.
Pork and apple go so well together. They’re a classic pairing and in a burger they’re just amazing. The pork will need to be seasoned well and the apple will need to be sliced thin to give the burger crunch without allowed the apple to take over. Adding a bit of apple sauce to the burger patties makes this pork and apple burger even more flavourful.
If you’re so inclined, you can also make my optional apple and rum sauce to pour over the top. Make sure you make quite a bit as I found it was incredibly popular when serving these and I could have used more.

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Burger Series: Sweet and Spicy Pineapple and Beef Burger

My father loves spicy food. He’ll eat the hottest curries, devour the spiciest of sauces and then ask you where the chilies are. I do not walk in my father’s footsteps in this regard but I can definitely make something spicy enough for his taste buds.
This sweet and spicy pineapple and beef burger is great for the whole family because those who want a bit of heat can indulge and those that like to live the sweet life can simply pop a pineapple ring on top. Everyone’s a winner. Another good thing about this burger is how easy it is to prepare. There isn’t much faffing about and it comes together quickly. Perfect for a sunny BBQ or a late night dinner.

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Burger Series: Tempura Battered Fish Burger

A lot has been happening. Like a lot.
I got a new job and start in November which is something I am very much looking forward to. I’ve been at my current job for just over two years and it’s definitely time for something new. Sometimes a change is as good as a holiday after all.
I’ve been trying to get around to blogging but it seems our weekends fill up quickly with wedding functions (my bridal shower was this past weekend) and I blink and the day is gone. Luckily this weekend I spent an afternoon making burgers for my family. We popped toppings in the middle, built our own burgers and went to town scoffing them down. My dad very kindly brought us some fresh snapper but this fish burger can be made with any kind of fish.

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Bacon and Cheese Garlic Butter Bread

Aka The Carb Mountain.
I’m not even going to apologise for this. This bread was amazing. After being quite frustrated at having to use dry active yeast, I went ahead and defrosted some of my fresh yeast. It was a bit of a mission, I had to cut off a huge chunk and let it defrost and as usual it had that clay like consistency that is super gross but makes the best bread.
My next thoughts were, if you go to so much trouble to make some bread, you might as well add bacon and cheese. Surely someone has a quote about bacon and cheese making everything better?

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