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Seriously silly Burger

Seriously silly Burger

Both Sue and I have done a stint at McBurger King in the past. They don’t do burgers like this!

When I was scouting the yellow sticker fridge a couple of evening ago I came home with Blue Cheese and Beef mince. We already had a small Gluten free Sour-dough loaf and salad which were free as they were well past their ‘End of Live’ date and were heading for composting.

All the ingredients for a ‘Lock-Down’ burger to both entertain us playing in the kitchen together and provide a cracking meal. Well actually two meals as we’ll be eating the remaining half today!

There’s not a lot of point typing up a recipe for this creation as it’s unlikely we’ll ever perfectly replicate it. But the unusual ingredient was the Blue Cheese and Mushroom sauce Sue created. Ousing Cheesy mushroomy goodness!

Perhaps not a burger to try to eat with dignity in public – But there’s only us and the cat here to see our greasy chops!

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Proper Gluten free Pastry recipe, eat well on universal credit

We’ve tried all sorts of recipes. But sometimes the originals are the best.


1 ½ Cups (194g) of Plain Flour (Gluten free for us)
1 Tsp of Xanthan Gum.
¼ Tsp of Salt
170g of Salted Butter
1 Egg, beaten
2 Tbsp of cold Water
1 Egg beaten to brush


(1) Make sure your Butter is fridge cold.
(2) Add the Flour, Butter and Salt to a large bowl and combine by hand until you have a crumbly texture.
(3) Add the Xanthan Gum and combine by hand.
(4) Add the Beaten Egg and Water a little at a time and combine.
(5) Kneed into a smooth dough ball and place in the fridge covered for 30 minutes.
(6) On a Floured surface roll the dough out so that it is a suitable size and thickness of the Pie casings.
(7) Line the base of the casings and add your cooled cooked filling.
(8) form a lid and glue it in place with a little beaten Egg.
(9) Brush with the remaining beaten Egg and place in a pre-heated oven at 180c.
(10) Cook for 30 to 40 minutes until it is golden brown and your filling is heated through.
(11) Remove carefully from the casings and serve.

The filling of these was Turkey and Leek and a white Sauce. But nobody wants to know about more Turkey at this time of year.


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