My beautiful mayo

Bowl of freshly made mayonnaise

Makes 500ml

  • 2 free-range egg yolks

  • 1 heaped teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 500 ml mixed oils

  • 1-2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • ½ lemon

  • sea salt

Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl, then add the mustard and whisk together. Gradually add about half the oil, very slowly at first, whisking continuously for around 3 to 5 minutes, or until thickened. Once you've added about half the oil, whisk in 1 tablespoon of vinegar – this will loosen the mixture slightly and give it a paler colour. Continue to gradually add the remaining oil, whisking continuously. Season with a pinch of salt, a squeeze of lemon juice and a little more vinegar, if needed. Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge for up to one week.

Nutritional Information

Method

I love using a mixture of oils when making mayo – mild oils like rapeseed, vegetable or light olive oils all work really well.

Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl, then add the mustard and whisk together. Gradually add about half the oil, very slowly at first, whisking continuously for around 3 to 5 minutes, or until thickened. Once you've added about half the oil, whisk in 1 tablespoon of vinegar – this will loosen the mixture slightly and give it a paler colour. Continue to gradually add the remaining oil, whisking continuously. Season with a pinch of salt, a squeeze of lemon juice and a little more vinegar, if needed. Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge for up to one week.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 144 7%
  • Carbs 0g 0%
  • Sugar 0g 0%
  • Fat 15.8g 23%
  • Saturates 1.1g 6%
  • Protein 0.2g 0%
Of an adult woman's guideline daily amount

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