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Will be very light for the next for the next few days. Holidays and all…
December 25th? I strongly doubt it.
On the other hand, I don’t much care. The celebration has meaning whether or not it corresponds to the actual date of Christ’s birth. I care about the meaning, not the date.
To make Hollandaise sauce (one of the ”mother” sauces that is easily transformed into others.) I’ll never whisk over a hot stove again.
I put 3 egg yolks in the food processor and give them a spin. Then I melt TWO sticks of unsalted butter on the stove (I don’t care how you melt it). Add in the lemon juice and cayenne, then leave it spinning while I SLOWLY drip the melted butter in.
After all the butter is in, I transfer in to a Thermos-type container (thanks, Alton Brown). It can wait for a half hour or so in that. I usually “charge” the thermos first by pouring boiling water in it and letting it sit for a few minutes before I pour out the water and put the sauce in–but you don’t have to.
I’m trying to think what this is NOT good on. I love it on steamed broccoli, but your mileage may vary. You can easily transform it into a Bearnaise and put it on meat. Oh, and it’s extremely low-carb (as well as amazingly delicious). It takes about five minutes of easy work to make, while making it with a whisk takes about a half hour and you run the risk of it “breaking.” You don’t want that, trust me.
There’s a reason the French invented this sauce–it tastes awesome! The only problem I had was when my son was in a group helping to plan food for a scout campout. They wanted something really nice, and my son blurted out, “Let’s make asparagus with Hollandaise sauce!” I think he was the only one in the group who had ever even tasted Hollandaise sauce. There was an uncomfortable silence in the group after he said that. You could almost hear them thinking, “New York City!!!”
More posts tomorrow.
Right before he was to testify under oath om Begahzi. Yeah, a litte too convenient. Just sayin’.
this blog. We’ll see if I can afford to keep paying for it. Cheap therapy, but still, one must conserve shekels spent on hobbies these days…
Maybe I should put a paypal “tip jar” on the site. I wonder how to even do it.