Classic hamburger

Classic hamburger

29 ratings

Jacob, photographer


„The buns are perfection and the burger itself is juicy and satisfying.“

Difficulty

Medium 👍
60
min.
Preparation
15
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
500 g
ground beef
350 g
flour
1 packet
dry yeast
13 g
diastatic malt powder
140 ml
milk (divided)
100 ml
water
20 g
sugar
5 g
salt
25 g
soft butter
1
egg (divided)
1 tbsp
sesame
salt
pepper
vegetable oil for frying
flour for work surface
lettuce for topping
tomato for topping
homemade fried onions for topping
ketchup and mustard
Metric
Imperial
  • 500 g ground beef
  • 350 g flour
  • 1 packet dry yeast
  • 13 g diastatic malt powder
  • 140 ml milk (divided)
  • 100 ml water
  • 20 g sugar
  • 5 g salt
  • 25 g soft butter
  • 1  egg (divided)
  • 1 tbsp sesame
  • salt
  • pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • flour for work surface
  • lettuce for topping
  • tomato for topping
  • homemade fried onions for topping
  • ketchup and mustard

Utensils

  • frying pan
  • baking sheet
  • kitchen towel (optional)
  • baking brush
  • wooden spatula
  • 2 large bowls
  • parchment paper
  • serrated knife
  • rubber spatula
  • steam combination oven
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • small bowl

Enjoy with

Pilsner
An ice cold beer is the classic pairing for this juicy burger.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
574
Protein
35g
Fat
18g
Carb
66g

Step 1/8

To prepare the buns, add flour, yeast, salt, and malt to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine, then add some milk, water, sugar, soft butter, and half of the beaten egg. Combine with a rubber spatula. Then knead for approx. 6 min. with hands, until the dough springs back when you push it gently with your finger.
  • 350 wheat flour
  • 1 packet dry yeast
  • 13 diastatic malt powder
  • 100 ml milk
  • 100 ml water
  • 20 sugar
  • 5 salt
  • 25 soft butter
  • ½ beaten egg
  • large bowl
  • rubber spatula

To prepare the buns, add flour, yeast, salt, and malt to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine, then add some milk, water, sugar, soft butter, and half of the beaten egg. Combine with a rubber spatula. Then knead for approx. 6 min. with hands, until the dough springs back when you push it gently with your finger.

Step 2/8

Cover dough with a wet kitchen towel and let rise at 35°C/95°F (upper and lower heat). Alternatively, let rise without towel in automated program “yeast dough” for 30 min.
  • kitchen towel
  • steam combination oven

Cover dough with a wet kitchen towel and let rise at 35°C/95°F (upper and lower heat). Alternatively, let rise without towel in automated program “yeast dough” for 30 min.

Step 3/8

Knead dough briefly, divide into portions, transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover with a damp towel, and let rise for another 10 min. in a warm place. Alternatively, let rise in oven at 35°C/95°F (upper and lower heat) or without towel in automated program “yeast dough."
  • flour for work surface
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • damp kitchen towel

Knead dough briefly, divide into portions, transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover with a damp towel, and let rise for another 10 min. in a warm place. Alternatively, let rise in oven at 35°C/95°F (upper and lower heat) or without towel in automated program “yeast dough."

Step 4/8

Then, roll dough pieces into smooth balls, transfer back to parchment-lined baking sheet, and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Let rise for another approx. 30 min. in a warm place.
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Then, roll dough pieces into smooth balls, transfer back to parchment-lined baking sheet, and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Let rise for another approx. 30 min. in a warm place.

Step 5/8

Combine remaining egg with remaining milk and carefully brush buns with mixture. Sprinkle with sesame and bake with convection function at 190°C / 375°F for approx. 10 – 15 min until golden brown.
  • ½ egg
  • 40 ml milk
  • 1 tbsp sesame
  • baking brush
  • steam combination oven
  • small bowl

Combine remaining egg with remaining milk and carefully brush buns with mixture. Sprinkle with sesame and bake with convection function at 190°C / 375°F for approx. 10 – 15 min until golden brown.

Step 6/8

For the patties, season ground beef with salt and pepper.
  • 500 ground beef
  • salt
  • pepper
  • large bowl

For the patties, season ground beef with salt and pepper.

Step 7/8

Form 6 equal-sized patties and cook in a frying pan greased with oil over medium-high heat for approx. 3 – 5 min., or until browned on each side and cooked through.
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • frying pan
  • wooden spatula

Form 6 equal-sized patties and cook in a frying pan greased with oil over medium-high heat for approx. 3 – 5 min., or until browned on each side and cooked through.

Step 8/8

Rip lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Cut tomato into thin slices. Halve burger buns horizontally, spread ketchup and mustard on each half, then place patty, tomato and homemade fried onions on top. Cover with other half of bun. Enjoy!
  • lettuce for topping
  • tomato for topping
  • homemade fried onions for topping
  • ketchup and mustard
  • serrated knife
  • cutting board
  • knife

Rip lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Cut tomato into thin slices. Halve burger buns horizontally, spread ketchup and mustard on each half, then place patty, tomato and homemade fried onions on top. Cover with other half of bun. Enjoy!