Classic Mayonnaise

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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Make mayonnaise with a whisk, or, for the faint-hearted, a hand-held electric mixer to beat in the oil. Adding a small amount of Dijon mustard to the yolks, along with the lemon juice and seasoning, helps the sauce to emulsify as well as flavouring it. The proportion of oil to egg yolk can be varied, depending on the consistency desi