Sunday, January 31, 2010

Got lemons?

Make Hollandaise.

It's so much easier than I thought and it turns sunday breakfast into brunch!

First, I don't have a double boiler so I just put a bowl over a pot of simmering water. So put 3 egg yolks in the bowl and whisk till they get thick. Add 4 tablespoons of boiling water, 1 tablespoon at a time and whisk in between.

Add 2 table spoons of warmed lemon juice. Whisk again.

Take the pot off the heat and slowly whisk in 1 stick of melted butter.

Finally add 1/2 teaspoon salt and a 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper.


And if you have Hollandaise. Make Eggs Benedict!

Finally got my poached egg right. 
- I'm using very fresh eggs. 
- The water should be simmering, not boiling.
-  Add about 2 tablespoons of vinegar to the water. 

It's a beautiful thing when it just stays together in the pot.


  1. Dang nabbit, those eggs benedict look fucking *bleep*ing. If your film career doesn't work out, you can always start cooking at our place ... :-)

  2. Seriously, Clintondale is going to become THE place for brunch. Those are gorgeous! Jody was just saying that he wants to work on his poaching, so perhaps I'll send him over for lessons...

    By the way, D? I love this: "fucking *bleep*ing". I'm dying to know what you bleeped!

    The floor looks great, too! You go, neighbors! Woo!