Bearnaise Sauce

Preparation info

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Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • ¼ pt. Béchamel sauce
  • 2 shallots
  • sprig of tarragon


Chop shallots and herbs. Put wine in a pan with shallots, herbs and peppercorns and simmer gently till reduced by half, then strain. Mix egg yolks and sauce and heat in a double boiler. Add wine and whisk in the butter, a pat at a time. The water must not be allowed to boil or sauce will curdle. Season sauce and add lemon juice, add a little chopped tarragon and chervil and use sauce at once.</