Hollandaise Sauce

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Café Cooking: From The Parlour to Cambo Gardens

By Gillian Veal

Published 2024

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We use this on our poached egg muffins at the weekends, either with some salmon, a thick slice of roast gammon or over wilted spinach and mushrooms. Delicious.


  • 8 peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar


Put the peppercorns, bay leaf and vinegar into a small pan and boil hard to reduce by two thirds. Strain into a bowl – you should have only a tablespoon left.

Place the egg yolks in a blender with the vinegar reduction.

Melt the butter very gently over a low heat and you will see all the milk solids gather at the bottom of the pan. Take the butter off the heat and cool for about