Having bought a Bamix not too long ago from the amazing guys at Yuppiechef, the hubby kept asking when I’d be making him some homemade mayonnaise.
Now mayonnaise is something I’ve always been afraid of attempting, the egg, the addition of oil at a slow drizzle while whisking and the thought of finding that I’ve made some sort of scrambled eggs instead left me in fear of ever making it.
Then the Good Food & Wine Show happened. The Bamix stand was one of my ‘To Visit’ stands and visit it is what I did. My mum was with and having bought my Bamix solely on her recommendation, she accompanied me to the stand where she asked the Bamix guy ( who happened to be the same guy she bought hers from ) to show me the fun to be had with this stick blender.
Whew, mayonnaise in minutes and just by combining ALL the ingredients in the jug first, then a sort of whipped cream out of NO FAT milk!! The uses were endless.
So today as I made up lunch which was a salad with boiled eggs and tuna on the side, the hubby again asked if I’d made his homemade mayo, knowing full well that I hadn’t, but that I would if he asked like that *rolls eyes*
Quickly, I got out the jug, threw in my ingredients, plugged in my new toy and 2 minutes later we had wholesome, homemade, healthy mayonnaise!
Now, this isn’t a call to run out and purchase a Bamix, they are after all a quick way to empty out the pockets. So luckily this recipe is one that I’ve researched and found works well with any strong speedy stick blender.
To a tall narrow jug, add in the ffg:
1 – 11/2 cups olive oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 tsp good quality French mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vinegar
Some garlic and herbs ( optional )
Place the blender at the bottom of the jug and begin whizzing till ingredients combine, then slowly and gently tilt the jug and slowly bring the blender up, slowly so that ingredients emulsify and have time to thicken, move down to the bottom again slowly. And then, nothing! Pour over salad or use as needed 😉