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Step 1: Make NT Yoghurt (see Lesson 1)
Step 2: Separate the NT Yoghurt into Cream Cheese and Whey (see Lesson 2)
Step 3: Start using the whey! Today I made NT Mayonnaise ... easy-peasy, and boy, is it yummy!
Locate the Nourishing Traditions Mayonnaise recipe on page 137.
LESSONS LEARNED BY READING RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME:
- Eggs need to be at room temperature...so set them out ONE HOUR BEFORE you want to begin making this.
- If you add whey to your mayo, which I did, the finished mayo needs to sit out on the countertop for 7 hours before refrigerating. So be sure to finish making your mayo at least 7 hours before you want to go to bed!!!
LESSONS LEARNED BY READING OTHER PEOPLE'S REVIEWS AND RESULTS AHEAD OF TIME:
- Using olive oil results in a VERY strong olive-oily tasting mayonnaise. I chose the alternative provided in the NT cookbook, which is organic, cold-pressed sunflower oil.
- If you have a food processor (I do), this whips up beautifully. If you try to do it with a hand whisk, you'll likely have a liquidy mess. A good blender can work, and an immersion-blender (stick-blender) does a great job, too.
- MAKE SURE YOUR EGGS ARE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, and make sure they're organic and farm-fresh, not the factory-farmed variety from the typical U.S. grocery store.
- Be sure to whip up the eggs well before you start adding oil. Everything needs to be mixed together first...then, add the oil verrrrrry sloooowwwwwly, at first, until it starts looking nice and creamy. Then you can speed up the process to add the remaining oil. (In my food processor, I just added it in a slow, steady stream, and it worked great.)
Next, taste and add lemon juice, salt, whatever...until you like it. I added a bit more lemon juice and a bit more sea salt. Yes, mom, I tasted something made with raw eggs that had set out on my countertop for an hour...I did not die (not yet, leastways)...
Transfer to a glass jar, and then, if yours is like mine and includes whey as an ingredient...
This is a something of a leap of faith for me - the "germophobe registered nurse" who was brought up by the mayonnaisophobic mother - but I'm buying the Nourishing Traditions story about whey-including-mayo, and I'm stickin' with it. If I'm not back blogging here in a few days, well...
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