My first attempt at making mayonnaise and the result is great except for a tweak next time with regard to the oil I used. A combination of olive and omega oils is very healthy but the flavours are a little overpowering. A gentler oil like a plain organic cold pressed sunflower seed oil will be more suitable with possibly a dash of olive oil for just a little excitement.
The process, using a blender, is easy enough and without fuss. This mayo took me less then 10 minutes to make.
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon mustard powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon hot water (optional)
- Container to store mayonnaise
Whizz 1/4 of the vegetable oil, egg, apple cider vinegar, mustard powder, salt in the blender for a few seconds. Slowly drizzle the remaining 3/4 cup of vegetable oil into the mixture (through the top hatch) while the blender is running. Finally blend in the hot water. The last is something I will probably omit next time for a firmer consistency.