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Simple Homemade Mayonnaise

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Serves 5

Only a few ingredients, only 15 mins prep time, add garlic during preparation to turn it into aioli.

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  • 2 medium egg yolks
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 300ml light olive oil
  • Good squeeze fresh lemon juice


    1. Sit a large bowl on a cloth to stop it moving. Put the egg yolks into the bowl with the Dijon mustard and a little seasoning and whisk well until smooth.
    2. Gradually add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking all the time. You should have a smooth, quite thick mayonnaise that stands in peaks.
    3. Add lemon juice to taste and briefly whisk.
    4. If it's too thick, whisk in a few drops of warm water to give a good consistency.

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10th Jun, 2010
Easy, but needed some vinegar to bring it alive. Was a bit eggy and oily without it.
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