Friday, June 25, 2010

Emergency Mayo Update

I have had a few people share with me that when they did the stick blender version of my mayo it did not work. I too had several failed batches after a ton of successful batches.
I set out to discover why! Well, I began to lift my blender too soon, before the mixture had a chance to emulsify.
You need to keep the stick blender on the bottom of the jar! Until about 1/3 to 1/2 of the mixture emulsifies. Then you can begin to lift it up and down a little to get all the oil mixed in.
Let me know if you try this and you have problems. I had to throw away $11.00 of good oil, so I know how frustrating it can be. I want you to succeed, so get back to me if you have problems, okay?

5 comments:

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I know one of the keys to successful stick blender mayo is to have the eggs and other ingr. settle on the bottom after pouring in your oil. The oil needs to be on top of the egg /mustard ingr. THEN begin blending at the bottom like you said,pulsing a bit at first, and s-l-o-w-l-y bring the stick blender up. Mine has never failed me yet!

Jenna said...

My dear momma may have mentioned that it didn't work for us. However - instead of throwing away all the good oil (!), we used it as a salad dressing...it worked better than throwing it away.

We WILL be trying again soon!!

Love to you in Christ,
Jenna

Camille said...

Great! Thanks for this...I do plan on giving it a go for the first time...soooon!! AND I plan to use the stick blender...so this is wonderful to know...ahead of time! :)

Love,
Camille

Cranberry Morning said...

Just wanted you to know that my heart rate increased when I saw your post title, "Emergency Mayo Update" I thought someone was rushed to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (not too far from here, so everyone knows that name). Glad to hear the biggest problem is oil and a stick blender. I had to learn that with my soapmaking too, so that I didn't splash LYE all over the place.

beingconformed said...

Michelle, thank you for your wonderful blog. I've had you on my blogroll since I started blogging, though I don't get to read as much as I'd like. I wanted to let you know that I was looking through your posts today and found this mayo update. Since I had posted on stick blender mayo not too long ago, I included an update on my post with your info, crediting you and linking to your blog post. ~Karen (Being Conformed)