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Homemade mayonnaise

Ingredients 7
Servings 0


  • 1
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 5
    mustard powder
  • 2
  • milled pepper
  • 250
    olive oil
  • white wine vinegar or lemon juice


Place egg, egg yolk, mustard, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor, and process until mixed.
With motor running, very slowly add oil in a thin steam, until mixture thickens.
Flavour with vinegar or lemon juice to taste.

Any one of these may also be stirred into a good bottled mayonnaise.

Aioli: Add 3-5 fat garlic cloves, crushed, to eggs at start.
Watercress: Add 190 ml watercress to egg mixture before adding oil (purée first if using bottled mayonnaise).
Pesto: Stir in 15-30 ml basil pesto or sun-dried tomato pesto into mayonnaise at the end.
Chilli (rouille): Add 1-2 ml crushed dried chilli, 2 cloves garlic, crushed, a dash of sugar and 5 ml tomato paste to eggs before blending. Add cayenne pepper or a drop or two of tabasco sauce for extra kick.
Thousand Island: Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco sauce, a little at a time, at the end.
Curry: Heat 10 ml good-quality hot curry powder and 2 ml each ground cumin and coriander in a pan until aromatic. Add a few teaspoonfuls of chutney and a little fresh orange juice. Mix, cool and add at the end.
Tapenade: Add chopped black olives, anchovies, garlic and capers at the end.
Tartare: Add capers, parsley and gherkins at the end.
Blue cheese: Stir in grated blue cheese at the end.
Low fat: Use half and half mayonnaise and natural yoghurt. Any of the options given here can also be added.

Makes 375 ml


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