I love creamy mayonnaise and I am all for taking shortcuts where needs be. But I can’t for the life of me find a good quality mayonnaise which has ingredients that assist my desire to eat foods that are easy on my digestion and sans words that I can’t read.
I’ve always wanted to make mayo – but have been too scared. Wasting two perfectly good egg yolks and a whole cup of quality oil, quite frankly, frightens me and the fear of loss far outweighs the joy of potential consumption. Furthermore, I am aware of the need to ’emulisfy’ the ingredients – a term which does not enter my simple, technically devoid approach in the kitchen.
Which is why my life has been persistently mayo free for quite some time- much to my dissatisfaction.
This is until I chanced upon a video that finally demonstrated that yes- mayo could be made without skill or finesse and patience.
A stick blender!
Why had I never thought of this? With a little attention to detail (make sure you don’t look away…concentrate for 2 minutes….that’s all!) This mayo is thick, luxurious and does not require you to stand over a bowl, artfully trying to circulate your arms to prevent the ingredients from splitting.
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2 egg yolks – fresh eggs, from the market – old ones just don’t work!
1 T – lemon juice – freshly squeezed or organic bottled
1 T apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
3/4 tsp. salt – Real Redmond Salt or Sea Salt
1/8 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 cup cold pressed macadamia oil
This recipes makes approximately 500g…give or take…
1. Crack your egg yolks into a large cylindrical jar ( I like to use the same jar that I will be storing it in..saves cleaning time. Just make sure your stick blender fits in it!)
2. Add all your other ingredients except for the oil.
3. Now add the oil. That’s right, pour it all in!
4. Get your stick blender and place it firmly into your jar and press the bottom of the jar slightly with the base of your blender. Now, with the lower speed option (if just one speed that’s fine) pulse for one second. Stop. Pulse for another second. Stop. Repeat once more.
5. Now start lifting the stick blender up and down, slowly on high speed and watch it emulsify and feel it get thicker!
6. Seal the jar and store it in the fridge!
You can try different oil combinations….I’ve used Extra Virgin Olive Oil before….it was a little too intense. Maybe runny coconut oil would be lovely too?