Mayonnaise (sauce mayonnaise) classic French recipe


  • 2 Large Egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (Add more for a stronger flavoured sauce)
  • 3/4 teaspoons Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 300ml Sunflower oil
  • White pepper


Step 1
Whisk the egg yolks with the Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Add the lemon juice and whisk again.
Step 2
Carry on whisking and add the oil drop by drop. When the sauce begins to thicken you can begin to start adding the oil more steadily until it's all combined
Step 3
If the sauce is too thick, whisk in 1 table spoon of lemon juice, warm water, or single cream
Step 4
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week