This is another basic recipe, but so much nicer than bought mayonnaise. Use it with potatoes in a salad, or in my version of a club sandwich.


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon malt, white wine or balsamic vinegar
  • A pinch of English or Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 300 ml (10 fl oz) basic olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • A few drops of lemon juice (optional)


Whisk the egg yolks, vinegar, mustard and seasonings together, then slowly add the olive oil, whisking continuously. When all the oil is added, finish with the water and correct the seasoning. A few drops of lemon juice can be added to enhance the taste.