Basic mayonnaise served in a bowl

Basic mayonnaise

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Prep: 15 mins

More effort

Serves 6

Forget shop-bought and make your own homemade mayonnaise. It takes a little effort but it's well worth it to accompany your favourite dishes 

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per tbsp

  • kcal267
  • fat29g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs0.2g
  • sugars0.2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.17g
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Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 250ml sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar or lemon juice

Method

  1. Tip the egg yolks and mustard into a bowl, season with salt and pepper and whisk together until completely combined. Whisking constantly, add a small drop of oil and whisk until completely combined, then add another drop and continue a drop at a time until the yolks and oil combine and start to thicken. Once you’re confident the oil and eggs are coming together you can add the oil a bit more at a time, but be patient, as adding the oil too quickly will cause the mayonnaise to split and curdle. 

  2. Once all the oil has been whisked into the eggs and you have a thick, spoonable mayonnaise, whisk in the vinegar or lemon juice and season to taste. Will keep in the fridge for two days. 

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Abi Mcnicol's picture
Abi Mcnicol
18th Jun, 2019
4.05
When i made this mayonnaise , It turned out very creamy and even though I do not like mayonnaise , I was very surprised with how well the mayo came out. Easy and quick to make and good as an add on to other sauces!
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