Heston’s Ultimate Cheeseburgers



"Tender beef burgers topped with amazing home-made cheese slices and served with charred gherkins and a zingy sauce, offer the perfect balance to create my ultimate cheeseburger." Hesto…

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  • 225g Davidstow Cornish Cheddar No. 5, grated
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp English mustard
  • 25g cornflour
  • ½ tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tsp Marmite
  • 125ml Duchy Originals From Waitrose Organic India Pale Ale
  • 50g tomato ketchup
  • 75g half-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp French’s Classic Yellow Mustard
  • 4 Burgers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 gherkins, halved lengthways
  • 4 Seeded Burger Buns, halved and toasted
  • 2 vine tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Little Gem lettuce hearts, broken into leaves
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    1. To make the cheese slices, line a 2cm-deep, 20x30cm baking tin with baking parchment. Mix the cheese, Worcestershire sauce, English mustard, cornflour, yeast and Marmite. Place in the fridge for 2 hours.
    2. Pour the ale into a pan, set over a medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Slowly add the cheese mixture, a handful at a time, stirring until all of the cheese has been incorporated. Allow the mixture to come to a boil and continue to whisk until smooth. Pour into the prepared tin and leave to cool to room temperature.
    3. Once cool, cut into 6 squares. Cover with clingfilm and chill.
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