This is a Hollandaise sauce that is fast and easy. Anyone with a blender can make this sauce! No-one can get this wrong. I am sure the purists will swoon in horror. It is not a high brow sauce, but it is perfectly adequate for every day eating. And tasty. No need to stand stirring a pot and adding ingredients by the dribble. No need to stand in the kitchen weeping over a yellow curdled mess. You can even pause half way through if you are waiting for the lost ones to find the dinner table.
Place 3 or 4 egg yolks (I use 4) , the juice of half a lemon and a big pinch of salt in the blender. Blend until fluffy. (This is where I pausesometimes) Then slowly dribble in 5oz of very hot unsalted melted butter while the blender is running. Once combined very well, pour over very hot asparagus. Once you have added the melted butter and whirled it up, pour immediately over the asparagus and serve.
Basically this recipe has three ingredients so ensure that you use the freshest and best of ingredients. And make sure your eggs are very fresh and from a trusted source. I am incredibly lucky to have my own eggs and to be able to make the butter so this is a lovely sauce that we eat the whole asparagus season.
Recipe adapted from simply recipes.
Good morning. Now I must zoom as I need to have Mary’s cat at the vet by 7.30 for the procedure that Boy Cats need to have.
Oh and Kupa is making friends. The barn chickens, who spent the first two days sitting on a barn gate staring at the peacock, while he stared back, have found a hole in his gate big enough for the small ones to squeeze through and they have been sharing his food. And hopefully saying thank you!
So after the weekend, when his quarantine is over, all the barn doors will be closed and his little enclosure gate will be left open and he can choose to come out and explore the barn. After a week or so of that, I shall leave the South doors open so he can come out into the garden when he wants to! Now that will be wonderful.
Though I think he will be slow in coming out as he is such a calm quiet bird. He seems to be content on his perch watching us go by. Bobbing up and down and peering short sightedly.
Good morning. Have a great day.