Making your own mayonnaise is a skill that is well worth investing in. Unlike its commercial alternative, homemade mayonnaise is full of nutrition, void of additives, and has a delicate texture that’s hard to beat. Turn your hand to the whisk and give it a try. Once you’ve mastered the art of emulsion, you’ll have a mayonnaise whipped up sooner than you can unscrew that jar.
• Use room temperature ingredients
• Place a tea towel or cloth underneath your bowl to stop it slipping
• Use a ballon whisk
• Use a wide bottomed bowl (like a pasta bowl
• Give the egg yolk, salt and mustard a good whisk before adding the oil
• Start off slow and build up to a steady stream of oil when you see it beginning to thicken
Just add a dash of hot water and “whisk-whisk-whisk”, until it comes back together. Then continue to add oil. Alternatively you can slowly whisk the split mixture into a new egg yolk, and proceed with more oil.