Introduction: Make Your Own Big Mac

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Big Mac is probably the most famous burger on earth. Wherever you go, whatever country you are in, you can always get a Big Mac. But wouldn't it be neat to just make one at home? Well, now you can! Here's a step by step recipe for a perfect Big Mac. It even contains freshly made buns!

Free advice: serve with delicious parsnip fries to impress your guests!

Step 1: Ingredients

This makes two Big Macs

Buns (makes about 4)
1 cup Water
1 cup Milk
2 tbs Sugar
7g/0,25oz Yeast
300g/10,6oz Flour
1 tsp Salt

1 tbs Milk
1 tbs Water
Sesame seeds

Between the buns
500 grams/1 pound Minced beef
1 Onion

1 tbs Mayonnaise
1 tbs Ketchup
1 tbs Sandwich spread with herbs
Chili powder

Step 2: Let's Make Some Buns!

Mix a cup of warm water and a cup of warm milk in a big bowl. Stir in the two tbs of sugar. Add the yeast and stir that as well. Meanwhile, mix the flour with the salt in another bowl. Now it's time to get dirty! Grab a cup and start adding the flour slowly to the milky mixture, while kneading the goo with your other hand! Don't stop until all the flour is gone and you're left with a non-sticky dough. Knead it into a ball and leave it in the bowl. Let is rise for about an hour in a warm envoriment. You can put it near a heater or, like me, put it in an oven at about 40 degrees C(100 degrees F).

After an hour the dough should have doubled in size. Knead it for a few minutes and devide it into 4 balls. Put them on a baking sheet with baking paper. Cover with a teatowel and let it rise a little more for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven at 190 degrees C(327 degrees F). Mix a tbs of water with a tbs of milk. Smear a little of this on the buns. First remove the towel ofcourse. Cover the buns with sesame seeds and shove 'em in the oven! Let them bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 3: Secret Sauce!

The recipe to the Big Mac sauce is secret, but I have found one that tastes almost the same! Your guests won't notice the difference. It's very simple. Mix a tbs of mayonnaise with a tbs of ketchup. Mix in a tbs of sandwich spread with herbs. Add a pinch of chili powder and voila! There's your perfect copy of the secret sauce.

Step 4: Between the Buns!

Now it's time for the patty. Season the beef mince with some salt and pepper. Make 4 patties out of it. Heat up a little olive oil in a grill pan and bake the hamburgers. You can also use a normal pan or a contact grill. It doesn't matter, as long as you bake the beef! Meanwhile, chop the onion and pickles.

Step 5: Start Building the Big Mac

Divide a bun in three pieces. On the bottom piece you start with a bit of sauce. Then you add a bit of lettuce. On top of that you put a slice of cheddar. Next you add a patty. Put some onion and pickle on top of that and add the middle bun. On the middle bun you start with another layer of sauce. After that comes the lettuce. Then you add another patty and top that with some onion and pickles. Finish it with the top bun. It's done! It looks like a Big Mac and it also tastes like one. The only difference is that this one tastes a lot fresher and is a bit less greasy. Wonderful!

Serve it with some healthy parsnip fries. Don't know how to make those? Don't worry. I made you this simple Instructable!

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