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Making mayonnaise is...

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Destroyedpeople Sun 21-Jun-20 14:48:18

..really easy!
I always had it my mind as something cheffy or tricky. ..
Really wanted egg mayo today and there was no mayo so I decided to try making my own.
Literally all you do is stir up some yolks and dribble oil in while whisking and bish you have mayo!
Who knew?
There must be lots of other things that seem 'tricky' but are in fact a piece of cake......

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MotherForkinShirtBalls Sun 21-Jun-20 14:55:07

I was the same with real custard. Game changer. (Although bad for my weight now that I know both are so easy.)

SerenityNowwwww Sun 21-Jun-20 14:55:42

It’s like pesto - easy as pie!

picklemewalnuts Sun 21-Jun-20 15:06:25

It's even easier with an immersion blender...

Put the egg and oil in a jar just big enough to get the stick blender in. Push blender to bottom then start it and gradually draw up to the top. Done!

thisstooshallpass Sun 21-Jun-20 18:34:03

White sauce - my husband has a degree in hospitality management and still can't get it right?!

Condiments - cranberry, mint sauce, apple sauce, horseradish (forage for wild) I rarely buy jarred stuff.

Gravy from meat juices using only water and flour.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 21-Jun-20 18:34:56

Always failed at it.

Butterer Sun 21-Jun-20 18:37:12

What??? I've been putting off trying to make mayonnaise because all the recipes I've seen need dijon mustard and I never remember to buy any.
You can use just egg yolks and oil?

fartyface Sun 21-Jun-20 18:39:03

I made creme patisserie today and that easier than I expected.

Destroyedpeople Sun 21-Jun-20 18:41:29

Yep just separate two yolks out and put them in a bowl...whisk round a bit...dribble in some sunflower oil slowly while whisking more...add a pinch of salt and yes it's mayo! I was stunned.
.I mean I knew the theory but had never tried it...

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Butterer Sun 21-Jun-20 18:42:29


Yep just separate two yolks out and put them in a bowl...whisk round a bit...dribble in some sunflower oil slowly while whisking more...add a pinch of salt and yes it's mayo! I was stunned.
.I mean I knew the theory but had never tried it...

You have just changed my life! Thank you! flowers grin

thisstooshallpass Sun 21-Jun-20 18:43:55

@Destroyedpeople Stunned Mayonnaise. You could go into business.

GrouchyKiwi Sun 21-Jun-20 18:45:17

I can get it to emulsify and have a good consistency but I can never get the buggering stuff to taste right.

Destroyedpeople Sun 21-Jun-20 18:45:21

You are very welcome buttered ty. It tastes a lot better than the last 'happy shopper' mayo that was my fridge I can tell you...grin

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TrashKitten10 Sun 21-Jun-20 19:48:28

The two times I have tried it it ended up as a completely separated oily mess. The second time I ended up having a big teary pregnant tantrum at my mayonnaise failure and DH told me I was to stick with Hellman's from now on. This thread makes me want to defy him and try again. Third time lucky?

NervousInYorkshire Sun 21-Jun-20 19:55:48

I've just discovered 'singing Swede' - I love the stuff but hate peeling and chopping it.

Whole swede in the microwave for 25 minutes (turning halfway through), cut off the top and scoop out the inside.

I am dead chuffed smile

flack Sun 21-Jun-20 20:18:05

How long does it keep for if you make home-made?

picklemewalnuts Sun 21-Jun-20 21:54:30

Make it even quicker...

Binterested Sun 21-Jun-20 21:56:12

....pointless given the existence of Hellmans?

picklemewalnuts Mon 22-Jun-20 07:01:04

I was glad to be able to make it with the 80 item limit biting hard at Tesco.

devildeepbluesea Mon 22-Jun-20 07:03:09

I only ever made it once, but I found it really easy and absolutely delicious.
Too delicious for every day, I'd scoff the lot and be like the side of a house.

Isthisfinallyit Mon 22-Jun-20 07:18:23

I like adding lemon juice, mustard, salt, pepper and worcestersauce before I add the oil. I feel that homemade mayo beats any shop bought one. The taste is just so different.

BikeRunSki Mon 22-Jun-20 07:23:03

My foodie French brother in law makes mayonnaise fresh every time he needs it. I was very impressed the first time is saw this. Literally takes seconds. He grew up on a farm, so is used to having lots of eggs around.

chromis Mon 22-Jun-20 07:32:37

How long does it keep in fridge once you've made it?

missclimpson Mon 22-Jun-20 07:33:18

The key thing is to have oil and egg yolk at room temperature in a warmish kitchen. I use extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice or white wine vinegar. I make it by hand with a small balloon whisk, adding oil a bit at a time and a tiny splash of vinegar or lemon juice half way through and at the end. You can always see if the liaison starts to go wrong and proceed more slowly (or start again with a new egg yolk if you can't get it back). The seasoning is important and I leave it for an hour or so then add more salt / pepper / vinegar as needed. If I make aioli the garlic is crushed with the salt and added to the egg yolk at the beginning.
It takes time, but I only make it if I have the time and inclination. 😊

Destroyedpeople Mon 22-Jun-20 07:40:06

I though extra virgin made it taste funny.? I just used sunflower oil...

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