I have always avoided making mayonnaise, which incidently is probably my favorite thing on earth, because it always gave off that edge of being more hassle than it was worth!
Since making some myself, I have of course changed my mind, although still have yet to make regular mayonnaise, my foray into the flavoured mayo front is a successful one.
It isn't hassle, it isn't difficult, its well worth it and guarantees lots of those invaluable Mmmmms from loved ones!
Tarragon Mayonnaise for Steak
2 Egg yolks, beaten
1 tbs White wine vinegar
200mls Sunflower oil
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp pepper
A handful of tarragon, chopped finely.
Whisk the eggs and the vinegar together, I use an electric whisk for this. Add about a teaspoons worth of oil and whisk like mad, until it begins to thicken and then drizzle the oil in while whisking away. The mixture will begin to mayonnaise-ify, get thicker and paler.
When you are happy with the consistency, taste it, add your salt and your pepper. Add the garlic and the tarragon and if you have it handy, a squeeze of lemon juice.