Sunday, January 31, 2010
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.