Recipe: Max’s Chocolate Burger

<p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-61" alt="Hamburger_final2" src="" width="489" height="346" /></p> <p>2013 was a big year for a lot of things – Miley Cyrus, the iPhone5, selfies, and … the burger. Lettuce, tomato, mayo? Please. Last year, people were topping patties with quail eggs and caviar and swapping buns for ramen and donuts. Lucky for you, Max Brenner saw this trend coming and came up with one-of-a-kind concoction, sure to top the burger boom!</p> <p><span id="more-46"></span></p> <p><b>Burgers</b></p> <p>1 1/2 cups heavy cream</p> <p>Pinch black pepper</p> <p>15 ounces dark chocolate, chopped</p> <p>2 tablespoons aged brown rum</p> <p>Pinch of sea salt</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Hazelnut Vanilla Cream “Mustard”</b></p> <p>1/3 cup milk</p> <p>6 ounces white chocolate, chopped</p> <p>1/3 cup ground hazelnuts</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Bloody Mary Strawberry “Ketchup”</b></p> <p>3 tablespoons hot water</p> <p>1/4 cup sugar</p> <p>2 cups strawberries, hulled and mashed</p> <p>Juice of 1 lemon</p> <p>1 tablespoon vodka</p> <p>3 drops Tabasco sauce</p> <p>5 hamburger buns</p> <p>15 miniature marshmallows</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1. Make the burgers. Bring the cream to a simmer and add the pepper. Pour over the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Let sit until the chocolate begins to melt, about one minute, then add the rum and salt and stir until smooth.</p> <p>2. Place five 4-inch metal rings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pour the chocolate cream into the rings to form the burgers. Chill until hard, at least two hours.</p> <p>3. Make the vanilla mustard. Bring the milk to a simmer and pour over the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Let sit until the chocolate begins to soften, about one minute, and then stir until smooth. Mix in the ground hazelnuts.</p> <p>4. Make the ketchup. Simmer the water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Let cool. Pour the syrup into a cocktail shaker and add the mashed strawberries, lemon juice, vodka, and Tabasco. Shake until well combined.</p> <p>5. Preheat the broiler to high. Place the bun tops on a broiler pan, cut side up. Sprinkle the marshmallows onto the buns. Broil until the marshmallows are golden brown and melting, two to three minutes.</p> <p>6. Spread the vanilla mustard and Bloody Mary ketchup on the bottom buns. Top with a chocolate hamburger and cover with the top buns. Serve immediately.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Yield: 5 servings</p> <p><b>Measurement Conversions: </b></p> <p>1 cup = 237 ml</p> <p>1 tablespoon = 15 ml</p>

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