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Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

This homemade mayonnaise recipe is pretty easy so long as you follow the instructions carefully. It tastes way better and is far cheaper than using shop-bought mayonnaise. 

The idea is pretty much the same as hollandaise sauce in that we are trying to achieve an emulsion of egg yolk and oil flavoured with lemon, mustard and seasoning. You can play around with the recipe to introduce different flavours – in fact, it’s only a clove of garlic away from a lovely creamy aioli!

This particular homemade mayonnaise recipe comes straight from the Institut Paul Bocuse Gastronomique, a mighty tome of knowledge for anyone that is interested in professional cooking.

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No-Fail Professional Hollandaise Sauce


Professional Hollandaise Sauce

Professional hollandaise sauce because this is the method used in a professional kitchen that my son was apprenticed to. I’ve not come across this method before, even though I have tried many different ways of cooking hollandaise. At the time of writing, I have used this method about half a dozen times and it has not failed me yet…not once!  Read the rest of this entry »




Bordelaise Sauce Recipe


Bordelaise Sauce RecipeBordelaise sauce is a child of the espagnole mother sauce – you can see the espagnole sauce recipe here.

The bordelaise sauce recipe is a red wine sauce that takes its name from the Bordeaux wine region of France.

Traditionally, bordelaise sauce goes beautifully with steak, roast beef and any in fact any dish that works well with demi glace or red wine based sauces.

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Espagnole Sauce Recipe


Espagnole Sauce RecipeI recently had a go at making my own Escoffier demi-glace. If you’re sticking to the the true Escoffier version of demi-glace then you will be needing a recipe for Escoffier’s espagnole sauce, one of the 5 mother sauces. Many chefs today skip the espagnole sauce stage when making demi glace, but I really wanted to do according to the master.

The issue I had was finding an espagnole sauce recipe that I could easily translate to the volume of stock I had made. Since I spent 16 hours making stock and a 2nd stock from the same bones (remouillage) I didn’t want to make any mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »




Spicy Pizza Sauce Recipe


Spicy Pizza Sauce Recipe
Prep time: 30 min
Perfect spicy pizza sauce – the holy grail. There aren’t many recipes that are as fun or creative as a homemade pizza. But what’s a pizza without an amazing tomato sauce. Since Dominos introduced their very spice meltdown pizza a few years ago I’ve been trying to create the perfect spicy pizza sauce, and just last week, I think I succeeded!! Tonights dinner will be a ham, chili and chorizo pizza using my perfect spicy pizza sauce – and I’m going to share the recipe with you! Read the rest of this entry »