Freshly Ground Pepper to taste
generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Put the egg yolks into a bowl and add the mustard powder and the garlic really mix these together. The take the oil and pour A Teaspoon’s worth into the bowl. THOROUGHLY mix this is though and do the same for another teaspoon until you’ve done about 3 teaspoon’s of oil.
The mixture will be really thick by now. Add the white wine vinegar to thin down the mixture. Now add the oil in a constant thin trickle while whisking all the time. Unless you’ve got a strong arm / wrist I recommend an electric whisk or beaters.
the mixture will now resemble thick mayonnaise. Add a generous squeeze of lemon juice to thin it down and take away some of the richness of the olive oil.
On Saturday i had this as an accompaniment to one of the world’s most simple and sumptuous foods.
simply pop the asparagus in the microwave with some water for 5 ish minutes, until they are quite soft.
Place them on a plate with the tips all pointing the same way. The the aforementioned mayonnaise and put a large dollop on top of the tips.
So so so simple.
But absolutely fantastic – I’m a complete Homemade mayo convert!