Homemade mayonnaise recipe

You can make most popular sauces and condiments at home, and they tend to be better for you than what you would buy on the shelves. Plus cooking can be therapeutic, making your own stuff is generally cheaper, and you can show off when hosting dinner parties! Here we look at a few ideas for a homemade mayonnaise recipe.

These recipes are very similar but there are a few little differences.The first homemade mayonnaise recipe is by Delia Smith.

Place 2 egg yolks into a bowl and add crushed garlic, a teaspoon of mustard powder, a teaspoon of salt and a little bit of black pepper and mix thoroughly. Then with an electric whisk, pour one drop at a time of groundnut oil into the mixture. You will notice your mixture get stiff and a little lumpy. When that happens add a teaspoon of white wine vinegar to the mixture to thin it out. Once you have done this you can add the rest of the oil in (290ml), slowly while continuously whisking. Mayonnaise can curdle if you put the oil in too quickly.

The second recipe is by Gordon Ramsay.

You will need 3 egg yolks, a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, flavourless cooking oil, lemon, pepper and salt. Simply put the egg yolks and mustard into a food processor and turn it on. Very slowly add the oil but after 30 seconds you can begin to add it faster. Turn off the processor when you have added all the oil and add a little bit of salt and pepper and squeeze half a lemon into it. Give it a final quick burst and place in the fridge.

The third recipe is by the Hairy Bikers.

You will need 2 free range egg yolks, a free range egg, a tablespoon of French mustard, half a teaspoon of caster sugar, half a lemon's juice, 400ml vegetable oil and salt and pepper. Blend all the ingredients other than the oil for 15 seconds. While the processor is still on, add the oil slowly. Add salt and pepper, mix and you're done!

Making mayonnaise is very easy - the only thing that could be a little difficult is adding the oil, but with practise you will perfect the method. These recipes are a good place to start for ideas, but why not play around with diferent quantities and ingredients and write your own homemade mayonnaise recipe!

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