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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Dressing the salad with mayonnaise

The season of salads is upon us. This Boiled Salad Dressing, which Miss Amy Schauer in The Schauer Australian Cookery Book subtitles (Useful Dressing), was a regular menu item in Miss Eagle's household as she was growing up. Phyllis, Miss E's mother, made an excellent Potato Salad and this was the secret. No need for bottled mayonnaise from a nameless factory in a who-knows-where place. Make your own - quickly, simply, cheaply.
Dissolve 1 level tablespoon butter in a saucepan over fire. Remove from fire, blend in smoothly 1 tablespoon flour; add small cup milk, return to fire, stir all the time until it boils. Add a level teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, a pinch of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon mixed mustard, the yolk of an egg. Place again over fire just to cook egg, stir with a wooden spoon, add slowly 2 tablespoons vinegar.
Simple really!

1 comment:

Mountaingirl said...

What an incredible blog! Mine was meant to look something like yours but I get oh so distracted :-) Anyhow, congrats, thanks for recipe ideas and I will so definitely be back!