I have been encouraged by Twiglet at Twiglet’s World to make my own mayonnaise. The most difficult thing about making anything at our house is finding the right tool and making sure it works before one “breaks the eggs” so to speak.
I pulled out our two (almost) identical Cuisinarts to use in the mayo making process. While they both work, each has its own issue. I’ll save that boring story for another day. (As a side note, after making the mayo we threw out one of the Cusinart bases so now we only have one. How
enlightened committed to decluttering are we?!)
Anyway, using Twiglet’s suggested recipe I put all the ingredients except for the oil (which I reduced by half cup) in the food processor and started it up. (I used Dijon mustard instead of dry.)
Little by little we drizzled in olive oil until we realized the food processor has a tube with a small hole in the bottom which allows you to pour in all of the oil and it self-drizzles.
The resultant mixture was smooth and creamy but didn’t have enough mayonnaise tang for us so I added a little more salt, some vinegar, and a soupçon of sugar.
Making the mayonnaise was easy and satisfying. I’ll be making it again and branching out on the spices and flavoring. I’m sure it would be fabulous in a crab salad or on a lobster roll.
Do you make your own condiments? What should I try next?