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Sorting Hat Stuffed Cheese Burger Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #22)

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Our food adventure through the Wizarding World continues in the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter Five - 'Diagon Alley'

"He bought Harry a hamburger and they sat down on plastic seats to eat them"

Hamburgers are a world famous dish in the Muggle world so this week I had to come up with a suitably magical twist for burgers in the Wizarding World too! And nothing is more magical that the Sorting Hat at Hogwarts!


This easy homemade burger recipe is a fantastic treat for Harry Potter fans! Homemade brioche burger buns, a juicy beef burger patty recipe stuffed with cheese coloured as the four Hogwarts Houses! These are the most magical 'Juicy Lucy' style burgers this side of Hogwarts!

Homemade Stuffed Burger Recipe Ingredients:

(makes 6 burgers)

For the brioche burger bun recipe

  • 125ml water

  • 1 tsp dried yeast

  • 1 1/2 tsp milk

  • 225g strong white bread flour

  • 15g caster sugar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 egg

  • extra egg and splash of milk for egg-washing

For the stuffed cheese burger recipe

  • 500g beef

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 onion

  • 150g mozzarella cheese

  • 150g cheddar cheese

  • 50ml double cream

  • red, yellow, blue and green food colouring gel

For the burger toppings

  • 5-6 lettuce leaves

  • 1 tomato

  • 1 gherkin

  • 1/4 onion

Homemade Juicy Lucy Burger Recipe Method:

  1. To begin you want to prepare your brioche burger bun recipe by warming the water and milk. Add into a bowl along with the yeast and whisk through. Set aside for 10 minutes to active the yeast. You'll know it's ready once the mixture with bubbly

  2. Add the flour, sugar and salt into a bowl, stir through to combine and then add in the butter. Work the butter into the flour to form fine breadcrumbs and then make a well in the middle.

  3. Crack the egg into a jug and whisk together before pouring into the well along with the yeast mixture. Knead the dough together for 5-10 minutes until it forms a soft and springy dough ball.

  4. Lightly grease a bowl with some oil, place the dough in, cover with cling film and leave to rise for an hour until it's doubled in size.

  5. To prepare the cheese centres place a saucepan on a low-medium heat and add in the mozzarella and cheddar cheese along with the cream. Keep on stirring until the mixture has melted.

  6. Split the cheese mix into four bowls and dye each into your Hogwarts House colours with the food colouring gel. Spoon the mixture into an ice-cube tray and place in the fridge to set.

  7. Once the dough has risen, knock back the air slightly by kneading for 1 minute and then knead quickly on a lightly floured surface. Roll down to about 1 inch thick and then use a cookie cutter to cut out the rounds.

  8. Place the rounds into greased bun moulds, cover with cling film and allow to double in size again. (Wizard Tip! If you don't have a bun mould you can make then by folding some tin foil and wrapping the buns).

  9. For the homemade burger recipe, grate the onion and crush the garlic before adding into a bowl with the beef mince. Flavour with salt, pepper, the Worcestershire sauce and paprika before adding in the egg. Work the beef until well combined being careful not to over mix.

  10. Separate the mixture into 6 balls and then flatten. Remove the cheese from the fridge and place 1-2 cheese cubes into the centre of each burger. Fold the outsides over to secure in the centre, making sure it is well sealed.

  11. Once the buns are ready create a quick egg wash by whisking together egg and milk and then brush over the brioche buns. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 180c (350F) until risen and golden brown.

  12. While the buns are baking you can fry the burgers. Place a saucepan on a medium heat and grease with a little oil. Fry your burgers a few at a time for about 4-5 minutes, flip over and fry for a further 4-5 minutes. (Wizard Tip! Place the cooked burgers into the oven so the centres stay melted while you finish the rest of the toppings)

  13. You can personalise the burger toppings to suit your tastes, I went for diced onions, shredded lettuce leaves, thinly sliced tomato and thinly sliced gherkin.

  14. Remove the brioche buns from the moulds and slice with a serrated knife. Place your burger patties in along with the desired toppings and serve with your favourite sauces.

They say the wand choose the wizard - but which burger will you choose? Your future House at Hogwarts depends on it - No pressure though!

If you fancy giving these Sorting Hat Burgers a go for your next Harry Potter dinner party let me know what you think! Follow me on Instagram and share your pictures with the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen - I'd love to see them!


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