So in the efforts of moving my household from things like corn syrup and GMO foods to more natural foods, one of the things that had to change was mayonnaise. It is full of corn syrup and soybean oil and a variety of things that were unrecognizable. So I decided it was time to make our own. Last night we located an “easy” recipe and went to bed with the intention of making home made mayo today. I mean, how hard could it be?
This morning we got together in the kitchen, we had the ingredients, the determination and figured we would have a few jars of it made up before noon.
It isn’t that easy. The oil has to be drizzled in at just the right speed or things won’t emulsify, picky stuff. And then, even when it does, it can suddenly break on you at any time leaving you with a separated, greasy, mess. Stupid temperamental emulsification process.
Yep, that was what happened to us, over and over.
What was only supposed to take up about an hour of our morning turned into an all day endeavor that involved a lot of frustration and a lot of laughing. After all, if you don’t find humor in your failure then everything seems worse.
It took forever, but finally, we did end up with home made, olive oil mayo. The recipe will need some minor tweaks to adjust it to what we want flavor-wise. Like a little less lemon juice, less pepper, etc. But in the end, we did conquer stupid home made mayo. Which isn’t quite so stupid once you get the hang of it.
Oh and, *sticks tongue out at all of those people with their tube videos that make it look so easy.*