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How To Make Mayonnaise

How To Make Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise recipe. We show you how to make a thick, creamy, tangy, homemade mayonnaise. Follow this simple mayonnaise recipe to make the perfect dressing.


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Step 1: You will need….

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 300 ml vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 whisk

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Step 3: Mix ingredients

Firstly always ensure that the eggs used for this recipe are as fresh as possible and as the ingredients need to be mixed at room temperature, plan ahead. The eggs need to be removed from the fridge, 30 minutes before using. Mayonnaise is an emulsion, which is a mixture of two ingredients that wouldn't normally combine, such as oil and water. In the making of mayonnaise, the eggs and mustard are combined with the rapid beating action.

Put the egg yolks into a bowl. Using only the yolks will make a richer dressing. Follow with the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard and salt and pepper. Whisk vigorously to fully combine into a fluffy, light consistency.

Step 4: Add the oil

Now, the tricky bit. Slowly begin to drizzle in the oil, little by little, whilst constantly whisking, making sure that it's fully incorporated before adding more oil. Adding in the oil too quickly, will stop the ingredients from emulsifying and will break, or separate. When all the oil is used and the sauce begins to thicken and resists the beating action, it is ready to serve.

Step 5: Serve

Your creamy, tangy mayonnaise, is now ready to enslave your taste buds! Try it on salads, burgers, cold meats and deep fried chips! It can't be frozen, but will keep for up to three days in the fridge.