Homemade Mayonnaise

Fork Homemade Mayonnaise

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Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 0 minutes

Serves: 6


If you really love mayonnaise then you’ll love this. There’s nothing quite like homemade mayo to complete your summer meals. This recipe makes 300ml of mayonnaise.


  • 1 large Bird Bros egg plus 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp English mustard powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 250ml sunflower oil or a blend of sunflower and olive oil


  1. Place the egg and yolk in a food processor, add mustard, vinegar, salt and 5 tbsp oil and whizz to combine.

  2. Add the remaining oil a teaspoon at a time while the food processor is still running, waiting until the mixture becomes smooth after each addition. Keep adding the oil until it has all been added and the mixture is thick and smooth.

  3. Season to taste. If the mayo is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of cold water or lemon juice and blend again.

  4. Eat immediately or store in the fridge and use within 2 days. Cooks tips: Use an electric hand whisk if you don’t have a food processor. Add flavour to your mayonnaise - crushed garlic, finely chopped chives, parsley, basil, chilli or lemon zest all add a twist.

  5. For recipes where the eggs remain raw or undercooked, like mayonnaise, always ensure that you use British Lion eggs (Bird Bros, of course!) which are produced to the highest standards of food safety.

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