Homemade Mayo

There are some things I absolutely love about this time of year.

Cookouts with friends.
Being able to be outside without sweating from head to toe.
Tomatoes. Oh fresh tomatoes. Absolutely nothing beats a perfectly ripened tomato.

Hubby and I have been getting about 10 big tomatoes in our CSA for the past few weeks. It’s been amazing. We’ve been eating tomatoes in all sorts of salads, sandwiches, and just sliced and seasoned.

It was actually Hubby’s mom who encouraged me to make homemade mayo. She told me that it was really easy and really brightens a tomato sandwich. And boy was she right.

Now when I say making mayo is really easy, I’m not kidding. It takes about 2 minutes total. You put most of the ingredients in your food process or blender. Once everything has been whizzed around, you stream in a mixture of olive oil and canola oil while the food processor is still running. After about a minute, you have this:

Who knew mayo could be so pretty to look at… I used garlic olive oil to give my mayo a garlic kick. That’s one of the great things about making your own mayo. You can throw in flavored oils, or mix up the spices to your tastes.

I have been eating tomato, mayo, and lettuce sandwiches every day since I made this mayo. It pairs so well with the fresh tomatoes, I can’t imagine ever buying mayo again.

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Homemade Mayo

Yield: ~1 1/4 cups

Ingredients:

1 egg
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 scant cup canola oil

Directions:

Add the egg, dry mustard, salt, sugar, and vinegar or lemon juice to your food processor or blender. Process until completely mixed.

Turn on your food processor and slowly stream the oils into the food processor. Once all the oil has been added, process an extra 30 second.

Cover and store in the fridge.

Recipe from Joy of Cooking

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12 Responses to “Sugar Cookie Bars”

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    Katie — April 7, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY! I love this idea!! 🙂

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    cateskitchen — April 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Perfect! I crave sugar cookies a lot but just can’t handle the rolling out process sometimes.

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    wyndesnow — April 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    These look yummy! My kids are always asking me to make sugar cookies and I start out strong and by the end am regretting making them. This may be the perfect tradeoff.

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    madebymel — April 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Yum! These look delicious and way easier than frosting individual cookies!

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    Kerstin — April 7, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    What a great idea – I rarely take the time to make cookies since bars are so much faster and just as tasty. I love all the sprinkles too 🙂

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    bcallegra — April 8, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Just the recipe I was looking for – I may have to try it this week as an Easter treat for my coworkers.

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    Jen — April 8, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Anyone who is thinking about making these definitely should. They’re seriously SO GOOD. I just made them Sunday and I’m making them again for Easter.

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    Mermaid Sweets — April 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I had the same reaction when they popped up in my google reader – and now again this time. They are on my list!

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    Dawn — April 12, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I keep seeing these and now I must try them. I love, no crave, sugar cookies all the time.

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    finsmom — April 14, 2009 at 4:22 am

    I will be making this soon! Looks incredible!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Ingrid — April 14, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Yum, I’ve made these before. They are excellent and soooo much easier. Yours looks good. I’m going to try them with buttercream instead of cream cheese frosting next time.
    ~ingrid

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    Hui Min — July 18, 2010 at 6:00 am

    I think it will be better to put up the size of the baking pan too.
    Thank you very much for the recipe. =D

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