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How do you make mayonnaise?? 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
I don't like shop bought mayonnaise, except for that absolutely delicious NZ whole egg one that i can't find anymore - god it was amazing. Anyway i tried to make my own and this was the process I took:

seperated a few eggs and threw (most) of the white away
absentmindedly whisked the egg yolks for a minute or so
went into lounge room and booted up the laptap, googled mayonnaise recipes
saw they said about 1and a half cups of oil to 2 egg yolks, thought 'you have to be joking, i'm not adding that much oil'
added about half a cup of oil, a tsp of mustard, 2 or 3 tsp of sugar, vinegar and then a bit more and a bit more..
and left it to self whisk for ages and ages by proping beaters on edge of sink with bowl in sink secured with damp spounges...
it slowly got thicker and thicker
it tasted NOTHING like mayonnaise, NOTHING AT ALL
threw the lot down the sink and used disgusting vinegary sharp yucky shop mayonnaise.

anyone? anyone? Bueller???
 
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Re:How do you make mayonnaise?? 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Well have to confess that I have got lazy and seldom make my own mayo these days Nikita but if I did, I would not be adding sugar to it - no way! So you might like to try this recipe next time.
! egg at room temperature
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/4 teasp. salt.
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
Put first 3 ingredients into a blender and process. While blending pour the oil in through the opening at the top very slowly in a long , thin steady stream. Process until thick. This makes about a cup.
You can use 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and 1/2 cup of light olive, if you are not keen on a strong olivey taste. You can use a little extra lemon juice to thin the mayo after it has been made. Never use eggs straight out of the fridge by the way. Room temp eggs work better for most applications.
 
 
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Re:How do you make mayonnaise?? 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
That is French Mayonnaise. Our old recipe I am sure many of you may recall with tang ..the menfolk in our family always made this it is so easy and tasty and tangy, no oil. Forget the calories though.


1 can sweetened condensed milk mixed with about 1/4 cup of Pure Malt (dark )Vinegar and about a teaspoon of dry Hot Mustard made up with a few drops of water. If you like, an raw egg yolk can be added. Whisk up well add salt if desired, and adjust the sweet/sour flavour to taste.
I have not had anyone knock this back. Yet!
 
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Re:How do you make mayonnaise?? 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
That's the recipe me dear old Mum used to make, CC, and although we usually have a commercial dressing on salads, the good old Highlander mayonnaise is what we prefer with our fish'n'chips, in our curried egg and sandwich tuna. It's so quick a nd easy to make up (even Himself can manage it) and it lasts for ages in a jar in the fridge. We don't bother pre-mixing the mustard powder though, CC - just chuck it in - 2 tsps in our household, and we also add a tsp of salt.
 
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Re:How do you make mayonnaise?? 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
The condensed milk recipe which was made by mother as well, was very popular indeed, but it is a 'salad dressing' not a true mayonnaise. Still make it myself, and use a thinner version of it when making my own coleslaw. Yum!. However, I took Nikita's reqest to mean she wanted a true Mayonnaise recipe, as opposed to a salad dressing one. There is a difference between the two. Mayonnaise always contains egg if it is to be a true mayo, and it is an emulsion and not a cream . ie it is made by the combination of two ingredients that normally do not combine - oil and water based liquids and there is quite a knack.to getting it to fully combine properly. All in the way you pour in the oils and the correct amount of beating. Mayonnaise was a French invention Chooky , Mayonnaise was the first made way back in the early 1500's in the house ( or probably castle ) of Duc de Richelieu , so it has been around a long time. .

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Re:How do you make mayonnaise?? 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
I found this recipe for mayonnaise. I think home made tastes better than store-bought. Store bought mayo has preservatives and additives.

2 egg yolks
15 ml (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground pepper
400 ml (14 fl oz) vegatable oil
15 ml (1 tbsp) white wine vinegar.

Bring all the ingredients to room temperature. Combine the egg yolks, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl and beat well with a small whisk. Whisking continuously, add about 115 ml (4 fl oz) of the oil, drop by drop, until the mayonnaise has thickened and emulsified. Then whisk in the remaining oil in a thin, slow stream until the mayonnaise is smooth and thick. Whisk in the vinegar. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
 
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Re:How do you make mayonnaise?? 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
I use Best Foods Mayonnaise. I use the "lite" version of it. It's a Canadian product but it has such a creamy taste and is the closest I've found to "proper" mayonnaise. It can be found in most supermarkets I think. I use to make it myself but I just got lazy and I don't have a food processor anymore just a blender. So this for me does the job.
 
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Re:How do you make mayonnaise?? 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
I love Best Foods too, it's th only one I buy. Never use it on salads, it's too stiff, but I do use it on sandwiches adn things, and one of mine mixes it half and half with tomato sauce and dips her chips into it!
 
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