Dead good hollandaise

Dead good hollandaise

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Cooking time

Ready in 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

For perfect hollandaise try this recipe from Cass Titcombe, cofounder and head chef of Spitalfields restaurant Canteen.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 125g butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp white wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar
  • pinch salt
  • splash ice cold water
  • lemon juice
  • cayenne pepper

To make eggs benedict

  • 1 muffin, halved
  • 2 slices, warmed ham
  • poached egg

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Method

  1. Melt 125g butter in a saucepan and skim any white solids from surface. Keep the butter warm. Put 2 egg yolks, 1/2 tsp tarragon vinegar or white wine vinegar, a pinch of salt and a splash of ice-cold water in a metal or glass bowl that will fit over a small pan. Whisk for a few minutes then put the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and whisk continuously until pale and thick, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in the melted butter, bit by bit until it’s all incorporated and you have a creamy hollandaise. (If it gets too thick, add a splash of water.) Season with a squeeze of lemon juice and a little cayenne pepper. Keep warm until needed.
  3. To make eggs Benedict, toast 2 muffin halves, top each with a slice of warmed ham, a poached egg and spoon over a generous helping of hollandaise.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2005

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Amyck30's picture
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Tried doing this twice, split both times :(

lornacroft's picture

I have already tried this at home. My mother said it is a delicious one.
diana rings

lornacroft's picture

I like sweet items a lot. I know this item is a good one and I think now I can make this one easily.
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lornacroft's picture

This recipe seems to me a easy one. I will definitely give it a try. I am sure this one is going to be tasty and healthy. best pennsylvania courier

hamster245's picture

Took a bit of practice, melting the butter on a very low heat worked best. However it tasted delicious and was really enjoyable. I halved the quantities shown and still made plenty of sauce for 2.

Bettydil's picture

Delicious and easy to make will definitely make again!

Woteap's picture

Made twice now for eggs Benedict and both times was easy and delicious. Definitely too much sauce for 2 people, easily does four eggs Benedict ( ie 8 muffin halves) Tastes very light, almost throthy. A hit with husband and kids!

tess2605's picture

Very nice but far too much for two people...would do four easily.

garethroberts's picture

Added basil too.Great idea.Spot on

kerimhaughton's picture
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very very very, very, good indeed.

amybelle123's picture
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A very delicious hollandaise! Had to make it twice as my first batch split - although I can't blame that on the recipe - i think it was me!
2nd batch was fantastic though - topped off some delicious poached eggs to create what my husband has deemed 'the best breakfast I have ever made him!' - good going for 10 years together!!

nickyvzyl's picture
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Dead easy to make and very tasty.
Was the talk of my breakfast for family this morning.

Thanks

ang_hee's picture
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Excellent, simple recipe with delicious results. Looks like we won't be going out for brunch for some time!

chrissyelliott's picture
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Great easy recipe.

vegcurry's picture
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Really easy - didn't split thanks Atul /Cas

vetinari's picture

WE MADE THE RECIPE AS ABOVE BUT ADDED FINELY CHOPPED BASIL AND FRESHLY CRUSHED BLACK PEPPER

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