Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Homemade mayonnaise

I ran out of our usual mayonnaise and so decided to try making it at home. My first effort was OK, I didn't have a food processor so used good old fashioned elbow grease beating the oil in. The result was a very runny mayonnaise. The recipe I tried used a whole egg, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and olive oil.

This morning I made another version but in a small food processor, using 2 egg yolks, powdered mustard, vinegar and olive oil. It wasn't any thicker but it was a lot easier than beating by hand! I'm not sure how to achieve the consistency I want. I preferred the flavour of the first recipe too.

Anyway, it wasn't hard to make so I will keep trying until I can find a recipe for a thicker mayonnaise.

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