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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