Recipe For Hollandaise Sauce

I used to do all of the cooking most nights, and if Dave ever offered to help it was to make a meal. Then, I started writing a food blog, and Dave started helping me in the kitchen. If ever I made a Hollandaise sauce, it was using a cheat method with my stick blender. But now that there are two of us in the kitchen, I could leave the cooking of a perfect steak to Dave while I whisked away at my Hollandaise sauce.

Hollandaise Sauce
Hollandaise Sauce

notice my very special whisk – I found this in Australia and if you ever come across one, get it – it is wonderful to work with as it acts as a spatula at the same time.

Steak, Asparagus And Hollandaise Sauce
Steak, Asparagus And Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise Sauce
 
from Larousse Gastronomique
Ingredients
  • 105mls water
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 500g butter
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 15mls lemon juice
Method
  1. pour 60mls water into a glass bowl and add the salt and pepper
  2. place over a bain marie making sure the water is hot, but not boiling
  3. melt the butter
  4. beat the egg yolks with 15mls water
  5. pour into the bowl containing the warmed water
  6. whisk until the egg yolks thicken to the consistency of thick cream
  7. add the melted butter slowly, whisking the whole time
  8. add 30mls water drop by drop use a syringe to make this easier
  9. adjust the seasoning and add the lemon juice
  10. strain if necessary
My Notes
be patient and do not turn the heat up, the sauce will thicken

Click on the links for conversions and notes.

Steam your asparagus, making sure you do not leave it in the pot for too long – you want nice crunchy asparagus stalks which according to etiquette rules, you eat with your fingers!

Lavender and Lime Signature

Top of Page

No votes yet.
Please wait...

0 thoughts on “Recipe For Hollandaise Sauce

  1. I have never made hollandaise sauce before – we don’t use butter when we cook – but this really looks so good – I am very tempted. Yummy:)

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. this is a butter indulgence of note! save it up for a special occasion 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  2. I’ve never made it before.. you have now inspired me ;).
    How’s the weekend been with all the family? Fun fun fun in the sun? 🙂

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. the weekend has been awesome. We had perfect beach weather yesterday for the family!

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  3. I adore hollandaise…actually on everything:) Have a great weekend my friend xxx

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. it is a perfect sauce! So far weekend has been awesome. Have had my Aussie family with me 🙂 Hope yours was stunning!

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  4. Ha, I bought some asparagus yesterday and was considering making hollandaise, but decided it was too much effort last night, maybe you’ve inspired me to give it a go today!

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. have fun trying – and if it does not work I am sure Baggins and the cats will be happy 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  5. I love hollandaise sauce and asparagus as a combo 🙂
    Friday greets: hello Dave.

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. I ate most of the sauce with my steak as I could not let it go to waste 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...

I would love to hear from you ♥

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Show some recipe ♥:  

CommentLuv badge