Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ice Cream Social & BBQ

When I decided to expand the ice cream social a friend and I were hosting into a BBQ as well, I was not expecting too many people to come. Luckily my burger recipe is fairly easy to make since at one time I had 17 people at my house. A lot of the people I did not know too well so it was great getting to know them and hear feedback about my burger. I hope to have a restaurant some day, so I created my own burger recipe in hopes to offer it at my future establishment.

The ice cream aspect of the social was fun. There were two ice cream makers; one making a soy based cookies and cream and another making a coconut based pineapple. The cookies and cream flavor was made using Xanthan Gum as the thickener. I think it gave the ice cream an almost gummy texture so I would try something else the next time. My friend thickened hers with arrowroot starch and I liked the texture of hers much more. I am not sure how much was due to the thickening difference and how much is from the base difference, but I am excited to experiment since ice cream is always a good thing.

Restaurant Veggie Burger

1 ½ cups TSP (Textured Soy Protein) or TVP
6 oz Tomato Paste
1 ½ cups Hot Water
2 Tb Braggs
½ cup Olive Oil
¾ cup Gluten Flour
1 cup Quick Oats
¼ cup Sesame Seeds, ground
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 Tb Onion Flakes
2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
1 tsp Garlic Granules

Combine the hot water and tomato paste. Pour into TSP and mix. Let sit 5 minutes. Add braggs, and oil to the TSP mixture. You can also add 1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke if you want a smoky flavor to your burger. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and mix until all is combined. Form into patties and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, flipping burger after 10 minutes. Makes 8 burgers. This recipe can also be used as a base for meatballs.

Did you know? TSP and TVP can be used exactly the same way and are almost identical products. TSP is made from organic soy and goes through a water processing. TVP is not organic, is more processed and are also owned by Archer Daniels Midland Co.


jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I am really stoked to see the burger recipe! yay.

tofufreak said...

mmmm sounds yummy! perfect summer food.

what do Xanthan Gum and Arrowroot come from?

Cassidy said...

These are so good. I'm so happy to have the recipe. I keep sneaking back to the party for another one and now am so full it's disgraceful!! :)