Thursday, December 22, 2011

The path of discovery

Have just made - for the first time - mayonnaise, in a food processor.  Process fabulous - quick and easy. End product? Looks great, but not so fabulous on the palate.  Used a mix of olive oil and vegetable oil, but obviously the olive oil was too strong.  Mayo bitter on the tongue - wonder if a little sugar might ameliorate it?  Next time the olive oil will have a minor or non-existent presence.

The other major disaster was that I knocked the egg whites onto the floor - ooohhhyy gooohhhyy mess to clean up.

For a great piece of mayo research go here. If I'd remembered what I'd read ages ago then I wouldn't have ended up with a bitter mayo. Oh well - certainly reinforces the lesson!

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