Portly Cooks | Burger Buns

Take your homemade burgers to the next level by making the buns too. Makes 4 Buns 1 tsp Dried Yeast ¼ Cup Warm Water ¼ Cup Milk 1 Egg (Beaten) 1 tbsp Oil 1 tbsp Sugar Pinch of Salt 2 Cups Bread Flour Start off b y activating the yeast in the warm water. Mix…

Portly Cooks | Bog Standard Burgers

For when you have a bunch of beef mince in the fridge that needs using up and you really can’t be bothered to cook. These will satisfy, and save you driving to the drive-thru. Makes 4 500g Beef Mince 4 Brioche Buns 4 Slices Burger Cheese Salt and Pepper 1 tsp Garlic Powder It barely…

Portly Cooks | McDonald’s Big Mac

The Big Mac, it is a classic and the same (pretty much) the world over. I fancied having a go at making my version of the McDonald’s classic. 200g Ground Beef 1 ½ Brioche Buns 20g Rocket 2 Cheese Slices 3 slices of Gherkin/Pickle Portly’s Big Mac Sauce 2 tsp Ketchup 2 tsp American Mustard…

Portly Cooks | Turkey and Stilton Burger

When I was at school, one of the holy grails of the break and lunch queue was the turkey burger. We would literally run from class to get our grubby little hands on one of these calorific wonders.  This is before Mr Oliver took all the ‘nice’ things off school menus in favour of green…

Portly Cooks | Portobello BBQ Bun

Now I can’t really call this a burger because essentially its mushrooms in a roll. However, it is double stacked! I fancy something different and maybe a little bit healthier than a hunking great slab of fried beef mince. The Portobello Mushrooms answered the call. 2 Portobello Mushrooms 2 Slices Burger Cheese Handful of Rocket…

Portly Cooks | Chicken and Bacon Burger

Chicken burger, I don’t normally order them when I’m out and about but at home I do like to make them as you can be a generous as you like with toppings and extras, and nobody cares if you get all messy! 1 Chicken Breast 1 rasher bacon 1 Gherkin 1 Burger Bun 2 Slices…

Portly Cooks | Stilton and Bacon Burger

  Who doesn’t love a burger? I had a massive craving for them the other day so after stopping off and grabbing some beef mince and some cheese it was home to make some dinner! 200g Beef Mince 1 Cheese topped bun 50g Stilton Cheese 2 Rashers Streaky Bacon Handful of Rocket 1 tsp garlic…

Portly Cooks | Burgers for Dinner

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a good burger. When the thought crosses your mind ‘Ooo I could have Burgers this evening.’ That really is it, it has to be Burgers and they’re dead easy to make and cheap too, with half a kilo of mince sitting around £4 that’s like a pound a…

Portly Eats | 2 for 1 Burgers | The White Hotel, Newmarket

On Wednesday I ventured to The White Hart Hotel in Newmarket for a few mid-week beverages. I wasn’t planning on eating, more content to have a couple of IPA’s and head home and cook something there. However, Burger me it was Wednesday! At The White Hart, this means that its 2 for 1 on all burgers, you…

Portly Cooks | Buffalo Chicken Bun

There’s kind of two parts to this one. The first is getting everything cooked, the second taking the chicken from regular to Buffalo. 1 chicken breast 1 burger bun Tenderstem brocolli Franks red hot buffalo sauce Chips Pre-heat your oven to about 180c and at the same time heat a griddle pan until its searingly…