A healthy alternative to fast food favourites, the white meat is a great source of protein, packs more flavour than chicken and is incredibly low in fat. Watch as these disappear once served.
- To make the wholemeal buns, mix into a clean bowl 250ml of warm water and dried yeast. Set aside until a frothy head has started to form and the dough has risen slightly. A great skill for kids to learn, this would be a great step for your little helper to get involved with.
- Into another bowl, mix the flour, wholemeal flour, butter and salt together.
- To the bowl containing the flour, add the yeast and water. Ask your helper to mix them together until combined and a smooth dough forms.
- Remove the dough and place onto a clean, floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes until springy. The kneading of dough is a crucial step for kids to learn, so get your helper to take over.
- Divide the dough into pieces of 12 and roll each piece into a ball. Place onto a greased baking tray.
- Cover the rolls with a clean tea towel and place somewhere warm until they have doubled in size. This should take between 30-40 minutes.
- Heat your oven to Gas Mark 7, 220°C, fan 200°C.
- Once the buns have doubled in size, place into the oven and leave to bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. To check if they are done, tap the bottom - they should sound hollow. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
- For the turkey sliders, ask your helper to mix the turkey mince, pepper and salt into a clean bowl. Trivia time; there are over 5,500 feathers on an adult wild turkey excluding the 18 tail feathers it takes to create a male turkey’s fan.
- Divide the mixture into evenly-sized balls of 12 and press each ball down to make patties.
- Place the patties onto a greased tray and set under a hot grill for 8-10 minutes, turn over halfway through and leave until cooked through, with no pink showing.
- Slice each tomato into 6. Ask your helper to remove 12 leaves from the gem lettuce.
- Before serving, slice the buns into half and butter each side. Place a burger onto each and top with a tablespoon of ketchup. Ask your helper to add 2 slices of tomato and 2 leaves of gem lettuce to each bun.
- Cover each burger with the other half and serve immediately.
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