This was my second attempt at home-made mayonnaise. The first time I tried, I made it with olive oil and frankly, it tasted like oily ass. I threw it away. This time I made it with groundnut oil, which is flavourless.
Ingredients (makes 300ml)
2 egg yolks
1tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp white wine vinegar
2tsp lemon juice
Salt and white pepper (I left out the pepper because all I have is black pepper and I didn’t want the mayonnaise to be all speckly)
Put the egg yolks, mustard and vinegar in a mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Handy tip – steady bowl on a dampened tea towel so it doesn’t slide about.
Add the oil, drop by drop to begin with, then in a steady thin stream, whisking all the time. When all the oil has been incorporated and the mayonnaise is thick, stir in the lemon juice. Marvel at how clever you are.