Store-bought mayonnaise is good, but once you taste the one made at home, you'll never want to use any other. However, the preparation of homemade mayonnaise requires certain procedures that must be followed. Otherwise, it will be too liquid or, conversely, too thick. Avoid the most common mistakes and prepare the perfect homemade mayonnaise yourself.
You have two options when preparing homemade mayonnaise. You can either whip it nicely by hand, within ten to fifteen minutes, or you can use a mixer to do this. You will be more happy with the hand-whipped one, but your hands will still be sore the next day - it is also a very difficult task. The mixer will do the hard work for you and cut down on your prep time.
The basic mayonnaise recipe consists of egg yolks and oil, while the egg should be at room temperature. Even though the instructions seem quite clear, several scenarios can arise.
The most common problem when whipping homemade mayonnaise is when the egg yolk and oil do not cooperate and do not combine into a single emulsion. Therefore, it is necessary to proceed really slowly and patiently.
Add the oil drop by drop to the egg yolk and whip the whole time.
Basically, there are two basic types of mayonnaise. The one prepared from olive oil and the one from sunflower oil. The choice of oil depends on your taste preferences. For some, the taste of olive oil is too strong, so they prefer classic sunflower mayonnaise.
Try both variants and find out which one you like better.
As soon as you get the hang of whipping homemade mayonnaise, i.e. at the moment when it will not be a problem for you to whip up a perfect emulsion from an egg and 1/2 cup of oil, start experimenting with taste.
You can really add anything to mayonnaise, for example:
If your first attempt at making homemade mayonnaise doesn't go to your liking, don't worry, it takes a little practice, but the reward will be a delicious taste in the end.
There are no limits to your imagination and you can really win with the taste of your homemade mayonnaise. You can also try:
1. Homemade mayonnaise without eggs
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2. Homemade mayonnaise with different flavors
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3. Homemade mayonnaise
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4. The fastest homemade mayonnaise
Homemade mayonnaise is a bit tastier than store-bought, after all. They do this in bulk, adding various stabilizers, emulsifiers and other additives that make your mayonnaise last for a few months in the refrigerator. The homemade one is made from raw eggs, so make sure it's fresh and if possible use eggs from a farm.
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