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  • wobbly_Bob 11 Aug 2012 19:49:40 1,898 posts
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    No, I'm too frightened to look lol
  • wobbly_Bob 18 Aug 2012 21:30:29 1,898 posts
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    Week 4: The Miss Daisy! Original



    Brioch loaf, beef patty, spinach, Dijon mustard, and apple butter. I can't get apple butter here, but after reading up on it I approximated it buy cooking up apple sauce in the microwave with some cinnamon and brown sugar.

    I wasn't sure about this one. I have never been one for greenery in my burger, I like em dirty, like my women ;) But this burger was delicious. It was actually the apple that lifted the whole thing to amazing! It really added something special and all the ingredients worked so well with each other. I served it up with home made onion rings ( sprinkled with aromat ) and a chocolate milkshake.

    Week 5 brings us on to the Big Ben

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 21:32:08 18-08-2012
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 18 Aug 2012 21:50:58 39,826 posts
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    Damn Bob, I'm jealous!

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  • morriss 18 Aug 2012 21:57:38 71,287 posts
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    Looks and sounds amazing. Top work
  • morriss 18 Aug 2012 21:57:50 71,287 posts
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    Looks and sounds amazing. Top work
  • wobbly_Bob 18 Aug 2012 22:17:51 1,898 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Damn Bob, I'm jealous!
    You should see the onion rings! And err... My expanding waist line! I'm taking the hit for you lol

    Morris wrote;
    Looks and sounds amazing. Top work!
    Cheers :)
  • spamdangled 18 Aug 2012 23:42:09 27,502 posts
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    @Wobbly_bob

    Another awesome concoction, I'm really going to have start getting round to these.

    I'm running an experiment this week - cooking burgers not on a bbq or under a grill, but in my smoker. I'm hoping that the woodsmoke adds something special to beefburger as well as it does to joints of meat :-)

    Edited by darkmorgado at 23:51:17 18-08-2012

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  • jonsaan 19 Aug 2012 08:41:29 25,450 posts
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    Brioche?! Sounds nasty, but I won't knock it till I've tried it.

    A burger is one of those things that is best kept simple(ish). Messing with the standard burger bap is usually where it goes wrong imo.

    I've had some awful burgers of late. One in a pannini type bun and the other in a seed type roll.

    Burger buns have to be super fresh and squishy. Which is maybe why brioche is a winner?

    Edited by jonsaan at 08:42:09 19-08-2012

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  • wobbly_Bob 19 Aug 2012 12:21:57 1,898 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    @Wobbly_bob

    Another awesome concoction, I'm really going to have start getting round to these.

    I'm running an experiment this week - cooking burgers not on a bbq or under a grill, but in my smoker. I'm hoping that the woodsmoke adds something special to beefburger as well as it does to joints of meat :-)
    Cheers! Smoked burger!?!? WOW, that could be all kind of awesome! If you try it let us know how it goes :)
  • wobbly_Bob 19 Aug 2012 12:31:26 1,898 posts
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    jonsaan wrote:
    Brioche?! Sounds nasty, but I won't knock it till I've tried it.

    A burger is one of those things that is best kept simple(ish). Messing with the standard burger bap is usually where it goes wrong imo.

    I've had some awful burgers of late. One in a pannini type bun and the other in a seed type roll.

    Burger buns have to be super fresh and squishy. Which is maybe why brioche is a winner?
    Yeah agree with you on the bun. :) The pannini would not work at all, too hard. The bun needs to be soft and squishy.

    Before I tried this weeks one I would have been with you on the brioch! But it works well. You're right because it's soft it works. However, there is a but here. It works but it's no replacement for the standard bun. It's a little too sweet and the texture isn't quite right. I liked it it a change and would have it again but I prefer the bap.

    It's a bit annoying of a trend that quite a few up market burger places use a brioch bun. I think they do it because it makes the burger seem posh rather than out offers the best taste.

    I think next weeks burger use a chibatta roll so it will be interesting to ser how that works out.
  • TechnoHippy 19 Aug 2012 13:27:44 14,716 posts
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    wobbly_Bob wrote:
    Week 4: The Miss Daisy! Original
    That looks incredible. How much to deliver me one? :-)

    On nowhere the same level of awesome but tonight I have a Tescos finest sweet chilli and Irish mature cheddar burger. They are delicious.

    Edited by TechnoHippy at 13:28:02 19-08-2012

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  • spamdangled 19 Aug 2012 14:16:00 27,502 posts
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    wobbly_Bob wrote:
    darkmorgado wrote:
    @Wobbly_bob

    Another awesome concoction, I'm really going to have start getting round to these.

    I'm running an experiment this week - cooking burgers not on a bbq or under a grill, but in my smoker. I'm hoping that the woodsmoke adds something special to beefburger as well as it does to joints of meat :-)
    Cheers! Smoked burger!?!? WOW, that could be all kind of awesome! If you try it let us know how it goes :)
    I will do! The hardest part at the minute is trying to decide what wood to use. I'm currently leaning towards a mesquite/hickory blend, but I have some whiskey oak as well from old barrels which could be worth a try.

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  • wobbly_Bob 20 Aug 2012 07:12:16 1,898 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    wobbly_Bob wrote:
    Week 4: The Miss Daisy! Original
    That looks incredible. How much to deliver me one? :-)

    On nowhere the same level of awesome but tonight I have a Tescos finest sweet chilli and Irish mature cheddar burger. They are delicious.
    I'm sorry sir, delivery is not available in your post code lol it was a whole lot of yum! :)
  • THFourteen 20 Aug 2012 08:02:07 34,492 posts
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    just had a regular old cheeseburger for dinner last night. M&S ultimate steak burger. with some cheddar, ketchup and toasted bun. it was ace.

    not as ace as the burger i saw on man vs food whilst eating my burger though. it was called a jucy lucy (no typo).

    two patties with cheese IN BETWEEN, cooked so that the cheese goes all gooey and melty

    Edited by THFourteen at 08:02:57 20-08-2012
  • TechnoHippy 20 Aug 2012 08:54:59 14,716 posts
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    Godamn I'm feeling hungry :-(

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  • wobbly_Bob 20 Aug 2012 21:10:01 1,898 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    just had a regular old cheeseburger for dinner last night. M&S ultimate steak burger. with some cheddar, ketchup and toasted bun. it was ace.

    not as ace as the burger i saw on man vs food whilst eating my burger though. it was called a jucy lucy (no typo).

    two patties with cheese IN BETWEEN, cooked so that the cheese goes all gooey and melty
    Yeah I saw that ep! Mmmm! It's bad for me to watch that show... Such a bad influence lol
  • smoothpete 23 Aug 2012 13:17:18 31,839 posts
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    wobbly_Bob wrote:
    Week 4: The Miss Daisy! Original
    I made something very similar to this the other day, brioche & brie. Really worked well. I was expecting the brioche to make it too sweet, but it's actually very nice with the rest of the elements.
  • wobbly_Bob 23 Aug 2012 19:51:14 1,898 posts
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    Yeah, it's surprising how well it does work :-)
  • wobbly_Bob 26 Aug 2012 16:56:05 1,898 posts
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    Week 5 brings us to the *BONG... BONG... BONG...* The Big Ben!

    A beef patty in a ciabatta bun with blue cheese, bacon, water cress, and pickled red cabbage.



    Another burger that I thought hmmm not sure about this one but again it was fucking tasty. Whoever is creating these bad boys is a bit of a genius. As with the previous burgers, all the flavours are distinctive and work in perfect harmony with each other. Each flavour brings something to the party and compliments the others.

    The savory/salty blue cheese melts into the flavour of the beef and bacon and sings with the tangy notes of the pickled cabbage while the water cress is there in the background grounding the whole thing. Wonderful! I am going to learn to trust there will all be great no matter how odd it seems. The ciabatta roll worked damn well. It wasnt as crusty as I was expecting and the chew of the dough was perfect and held together well under the weight of all the ingredients.

    for reference, here is the original

    Also, made some beer battered onion rings to go with. Yummy :-D



    Next week I will be tackling the Honky Tonk! Ding Ding... bring on round six :-)
  • Kostabi 26 Aug 2012 17:14:23 5,107 posts
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    You're my hero Bob.
  • LeoliansBro 26 Aug 2012 17:39:17 44,966 posts
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    Mine too.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 26 Aug 2012 17:40:23 44,966 posts
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    HANG ON: the original had pickled red onions...

    FRAUD ACTIONS.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • BillMurray 26 Aug 2012 17:42:52 7,918 posts
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    This is starting to become my new favourite thread. Fantastic work.
  • wobbly_Bob 26 Aug 2012 18:10:50 1,898 posts
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    Kostabi wrote:
    You're my hero Bob.
    A burger eating hero!

    /doffs hat.
  • wobbly_Bob 26 Aug 2012 18:11:28 1,898 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Mine too.
    /doffs other hat!
  • wobbly_Bob 26 Aug 2012 18:13:16 1,898 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    HANG ON: the original had pickled red onions...

    FRAUD ACTIONS.
    :-O oops. It's a fair cop, gov lol Ithought it said red cabbage. Maybe all these burgers are affecting my eye sight lol

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 18:18:47 26-08-2012
  • wobbly_Bob 26 Aug 2012 18:14:04 1,898 posts
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    BillMurray wrote:
    This is starting to become my new favourite thread. Fantastic work.
    Thanks, glad you are enjoying the calarific fod porn ride :)

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 18:14:37 26-08-2012
  • LeoliansBro 26 Aug 2012 18:28:34 44,966 posts
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    So, pick us one from the five you've had so far bob, and I'll go make it tomorrow.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • wobbly_Bob 26 Aug 2012 19:25:58 1,898 posts
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    Oooh tough one :) they are all so good!

    I'm torn between the miss daisy or the uncle sam. The uncle sam is damn fine but a bit boring since it's basically a whopper, so I'm gonna say have a try of the miss daisy!

    Post up your pics and thoughts if you can :) good luck and may the burger force be with you!
  • wobbly_Bob 1 Sep 2012 20:30:57 1,898 posts
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    It's been a month and a half since I began my burgerlicious adventure - taking the calories so you don't have to!... and week 6 brings us the Honky Tonk



    A beef patty with fresh chopped lettuce, mayo, monterey jack cheese, peppered bacon, onion rings, and bbq sauce!

    The original calls for "brick cheese" that seems hard to get even in the U.S outside of Wisconsin and even then it seems to be only made by certain artisan producers on a small scale. On doing some research I found that a soft melting American cheese will substitute. It also called for "peppered pork" and feck knows what that is. It looks for all the world like bacon and so that's what I used with plenty of black pepper milled on to it.

    Oh, and I couldn't get hold of a sesame seed bun. Just a normal bun used.

    As with the other burgers - this was delicious, although a bit boring and unadventurous. Basically it has all the usual suspects you find in burgers such as letttuce, cheese, bbq sauce, mayo, bacon. It's only that the onions happen to be in batter that set it apart from any other burger. Crips bacon, melting cheese, and beef are always going to work together.

    It all works really well together ( that's why you find these ingredients so often in burgers, after all ) but like I said maybe a tad boring. Not my fave burger but lovely none the less!

    Served with duck fat chips and a cold, cold beer.

    original for reference - next week I'm going country style and taking on the big bad, if slightly eggy, Farmer John.

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 20:34:27 01-09-2012
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