Sundried Tomato and Basil Veal Burgers On Rosemary Onion Rolls


Buns (Adapted from Rosa’s Yummy Yums)
1 cup water, lukewarm
2 tablespoons honey
1/8 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 egg
3 1/4 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon milk
Dried onion flakes
1 pound ground veal
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 egg
1/4 cup panko crumbs
14 leaves fresh basil, roughly chopped
4 sundried tomato halves, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Sprinkle the yeast into the water and stir in honey, sugar and butter. Set aside for about 5 minutes, or until frothy.
Pour yeast mixture into the bowl of an electric mixer. Add egg and combine slowly. Incorporate flour one cup at a time until dough is sticky, yet pulls away from the edge of the bowl.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured working surface and knead for about 3-5 minutes minutes until you’ve made a soft, smooth round of dough. Place the dough in a bowl doused with vegetable oil, cover it with a towel and let rise approximately 30-40 minutes or until doubled in size.
Dump dough back onto a lightly floured surface and knead 1-2 minutes. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Place the balls of dough on lightly oiled baking sheets about 3 inches apart and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
Whisk egg yolk and milk and glaze the buns with the mixture, then sprinkle with rosemary and onion. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove them from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
While buns cool, use your hands to mix all of the ingredients for the veal burgers until just incorporated.
Divide into 4 balls and press into slightly flattened patties. Cook on the stove or grill at medium high heat to desired doneness, approximately 3-4 minutes per side for medium.




Thanks to the recipe we tweaked from Rosa at Rosa’s Yummy Yums, we found a bun recipe that was indeed yummy. Fluffy, soft and melt in your mouth. Fluffier than normal due to the fact that we used bread flour. (Chrystal is still dreaming about these buns!) Now the burger itself–the amazingly delectable veal burger–was a masterpiece. We love the moisture and flavor of veal, which, when combined with olive oil packed sundried tomatoes and bright basil, really explodes with each bite. You may be asking what those white slices are just under the bun. It’s fresh parmesan baby. You can never go wrong with a little cheese!




Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 5:33pm


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