Saturday, 7 January 2012

Homemade Mayonnaise- so good for summer

  • 1 Egg (fresh is of course best)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mustard (can use either powder of grainy depending on taste/what is in the house)
  • 2 Tblsp white wine vinegar (I also use apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 cup canola/olive/rice bran/flax seed oil (again depends what you have- plain taste is best I find)
Measure everything except the oil into your food processor or blender (can whisk but personally I think life is a bit short for whisking!). Mix a full speed until the ingredients are combined and then with the mixer still going on med-high speed, slowly- I said slowly  add the oil in, the slower you can get the oil streaming in, the thicker your mayo will be. Once oil is added you can leave the mixer going if you want it a bit thicker.

For herb mayo: add 1/2 cup parsley and chives when you add the egg etc
For Aoili: add 1-2 cloves of garlic with the egg etc
There are really no rules about flavours so get creative- this mayonnaise with herbs also makes a great creamy pasta sauce.

Enjoy xxA

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