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mayonnaise in a small white dish


home made mayonnaise, with no eggs
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes, egg free
Dietary Requirements: Vegetarian
Servings: 99 tsps
Cost per portion 51p a jar
Calories: 29.29kcal
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  • 5 g mustard
  • 325 ml vegetable oil
  • 150 ml milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Put the milk and the vinegar into a bowl, add the spices and the salt into it and mix well, using an electric whisk on a slow setting.
  • Continue mixing and start adding the oil, you need to add the oil slowly mixing constantly, pouring the oil in a steady very thin stream.
  • Continue adding the oil until the mayonnaise is thick enough and then continue mixing for a little while, one minute is enough.
  • It should now have the consistency of thick cream, it will however thicken up in a while, ideally overnight.
  • Make 2 batches in the month.


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Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 29.29 Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.33g5%
Saturated Fat 2.7g17%
Cholesterol 0.15mg0%
Sodium 1.23mg0%
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 0.08g0%
Sugar 0.08g0%
Protein 0.05g0%
Vitamin A 2.45IU0%
Calcium 1.71mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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