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Homemade mayonnaise

The only mayonnaise recipe you need!  Use our homemade mayonnaise recipe as a base and add all sorts of flavours to it like chopped chilli, garlic or lemon, or just enjoy it plain with some chips.

Ingredients

  • 560ml vegetable or ground nut oil
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons English or Dijon mustard
  • sea salt

Method

  1. Start this home made mayonnaise recipe by separating your eggs.  Place the yolks in a large mixing bowl or your food processor, and either dispose of the whites or better, use them in another recipe.
  2. Now add mustard and white wine vinegar to the yolks and whisk.  Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together, add a small drop of your chosen oil and whisk to start the emulsifying process which makes the mayonnaise.
  3. When the first drop of the oil has blended in, add another drop of oil and whisk once more.  Repeat this process until your mayonnaise thickens.
  4. You should stop adding oil when your mayonnaise has reached the desired consistency, as quantities in a mayonnaise recipe can not be exact.

Home made mayonnaise uses fresh eggs so keep it in the fridge and use within 24 hours.