Classic Mayonnaise

Preparation info
  • makes about ¾ pint to serve


    • Difficulty


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By Jeremy Round

Published 1988

  • About

Mayonnaise, Elizabeth David’s ‘beautiful, shining golden ointment’, can be made by hand, with a wooden spoon, wire whisk or hand-held electric beater, or in a liquidiser or food processor. As well as giving the satisfaction of direct involvement with such a magical transformation, the wrist-numbing rigours and saintly patience required to make it with a wooden spoon are rewarded by a matchless, dense, almost jelly-like texture.

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