World Egg Day

Eggs - A Sweet Muddle Happy World Egg Day everyone!

Yes, you did hear correctly.  Today is World Egg Day, an annual, international celebration falling on the second Friday of October.

To mark the occasion, I thought I’d whip up some homemade mayonnaise.  Trust me when I say, once you’ve tried making your own, you’ll never bother buying the ready made stuff again.  There’s just no comparison and its so simple to make.

The recipe is straightforward and if you follow it closely, particularly in relation to how you add the oil, you’ll be rewarded with a deliciously thick and creamy mayonnaise.

Homemade myonnaise - A Sweet Muddle

And to finish off on, here’s a few facts you mightn’t have known about the humble egg:

  • Eggs are a super food, up there with the likes of blueberries, kale and salmon;
  • One large egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat, but is packed full of vitamins; and
  • Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy.

Homemade mayonnaise

A deliciously thick and creamy mayo

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  1. 1 egg (room temperature)
  2. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  3. 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  4. 1 tsp sea salt
  5. 1 cup light olive oil*
  1. Place the egg and lemon juice in a food processor and leave for c. 30 minutes.
  2. Now add the mustard and salt and blend until well combined.
  3. With the processor running, slowly pour a very thin, continuous stream of oil.
  4. Continue to process until thick and creamy.
  1. *If you prefer, you could use vegetable oil instead of light olive oil but NEVER use extra virgin olive oil. Trust me, the flavour will be too overpowering.
  2. Pay particular attention to the volume and speed at which you add the oil. It should take about 3 minutes to pour all the oil into the mixture.
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4 Comments on World Egg Day

  1. Judith
    12/10/2013 at 9:22 am (10 years ago)

    Very eggciting Rachel. I will share with my sister who has chooks.

    • Rachel
      12/10/2013 at 9:26 am (10 years ago)

      eggsactly 🙂 If your sister makes some, let me know how it turns out.

  2. Nadia
    11/10/2013 at 9:35 pm (10 years ago)

    Yum! Looks great Rach and I agree you can’t beat homemade mayo. Do you need any eggs or have any more egg recipes? I have 7 dozen sitting on my bench courtesy of M&D’s farm! Nx

    • Rachel
      11/10/2013 at 9:39 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks Nadia 🙂 Really, 7 dozen?!? I think I can help you out… I actually wanted to post a pavlova recipe today, but didn’t have time to make. Was also thinking of making some lemon curd with all the left over egg yolks. Watch this space x


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