Sunday, 4 December 2011

Homemade Mayonnaise


Ingredients:
·         2 egg yolks
·         3/4 tsp salt
·         1 tsp of white wine vinegar
·         1 - 2 tsp of Dijon mustard
·         1/8 tsp sugar
·         Pinch cayenne pepper(optional)
·         Half lemon, juiced
·         1-1/2 cups olive or other salad oil
·         4 teaspoons hot water
Preparation:
Beat all the ingredients except oil, water and lemon juice in a bowl until very thick and pale yellow. Add about 1/4 cup oil, drop by drop, beating vigorously all the while. Beat in few drops of each lemon juice and hot water. Add another ¼ cup oil, a few drops at a time, beating vigorously all the while. Beat in again few drops of each lemon juice and water. Add 1/2 cup oil in a very fine steady stream, beating constantly, then mix in remaining lemon juice and water; slowly beat in remaining oil. If you like, thin mayonnaise with a little additional hot water. Mayonnaise is ready. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Do not keep longer than 1 week.