It's no way as hard as you think and it's some beautiful food chemistry in action

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Image: Homemade tries: Homemade mayonnaise

Paul Stainthorp / CC BY-SA 2.0 / adapted / Flickr: pstainthorp

You might never have made your own mayonnaise at home because it looks like it's probably quite a complicated thing. But here are the headlines: it isn't even cooking at all. Plus the homemade stuff is so beautifully yellow and as for the taste – it's amazing. 


We decided to give proceedings an extra kick by adding some chipotle sauce to the mix because nothing goes better with chicken or chips. 


You will need

  • 2 small egg yolks
  • juice of half a medium lemon (approx 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 250ml olive or any light nut oil (defo not extra virgin)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon chipotle chilli paste, or if you don't fancy chilli 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 hand blender
  • 1 flask or tall, thin blending jug
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Step 1

Crack your egg yolks into the flask and add the white wine vinegar and lemon juice, then finally the oil (yes it looks like a lot of oil –don't be alarmed.)

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egg crack

Step 2

Place your hand blender at the base of the flask and switch it on. Magic will happen before your eyes as the oil transforms into a beautiful yellow emulsion.

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Step 3

Last of all, stir in your chipotle paste (or mustard) thoroughly and get dipping! That. Is. It. See, said it was easy. 

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