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Homemade Mayonnaise dilemma

Abbeshay | Oct 26, 2011 06:38 PM

Does anyone else prefer the store-bought mayonnaise to the homemade versions? I love the idea of making my own, using 3 or 4 fresh ingredients and not having to bother with all the preservatives etc. yet, I am happily back to Hellman's because I simply cannot stand having gone through all the trouble of making it and then not seeing on my sandwich when I go to eat it. All that's left on the bread is a greasy oil spot. Am I making it wrong? I have tried several recipes from reputable sources and they all melt on bread and in various salads into a soppy, oily mess. I have tried different oils, as well, and used many variations of egg yolk to whole eggs. I like the sense of accomplishment I get when my efforts produce a light, fluffy emulsion but I can't help but think maybe my North American upbringing affects my preference. Mom used Hellman's so, maybe, I should stick with it, too. Ugh....Hellman's-you are my secret sin!!!

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