If you like mayonnaise this is way, way better than anything you can buy, but don’t expect an experience without taste and colour. Perfect for a rustic lunch with bread and some salad.

Posted by: kim




< 15 mins

Skill Level




Courses etc.

Side dishes

You will need

1 very fresh egg, yolk only This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
1 tsp good quality mustard More products
generous pinch sea salt More products
a little ground black pepper More products
250ml olive oil OR More products
250ml rapeseed oil More products

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  • Put the egg yolks into a large bowl. Add the mustard, the salt and the pepper. Alternatively blend in a processor.
  • Add the oil, a drop at a time, beating even more quickly until the mayonnaise is very thick, in a blender the oil can be added faster (as fast as it is absorbed)
  • Add the vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Add the rest of the oil, a tablespoon at a time now until finished.
  • You can now flavour your mayonnaise, if you like. Some great additions include crushed garlic., chilli sauce, tomato ketchup, chopped capers, cornichons, onions, herbs, anchovies.
  • If you don't serve the mayonnaise right away, or in the unlikely event of leftovers, the mayonnaise will keep for 2 days in the fridge if it is put in a bowl covered with cling film touching the mayonnaise.

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English Mustard ORGANIC
Carley's (170g)
Fine Sea Salt
Real Foods
Black Peppercorns
Real Foods
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Hellenic (500ml)
Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
Supernature (250ml)