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Hollandaise Sauce

From BBC Good Food

Prep 5 mins / Cook 10 mins


Serves 2


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan and skim any white solids from the surface. Keep the butter warm.
  2. Put egg yolks, vinegar, a pinch of salt, and a splash of ice-cold water in a metal or glass bowl that will fit over a small pan.
  3. Whisk for a few mins, then put the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and whisk continuously until pale and thick, about 3-5 mins.
  4. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in the melted butter, bit by bit, until it's all incorporated and you have a creamy hollandaise. If it gets too thick, add a spash of water.
  5. Season with a squeeze of lemon juice and a little cayenne pepper. Keep warm until needed.

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