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Hollandaise sauce

Suitably fired up with our muffin triumph, we tackled the spicy hollandaise sauce, for which you will require:

The ingredients required to make hollandaise sauce

  • 125g butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chilli powder
  • Half a teaspoon of white wine vinegar
  • Splash of lemon juice

To the bain-marie, as follows:

Step-by-step guide to making hollandaise sauce

To be honest, this took us a few attempts. Temperature control is critical for forming a decent egg/butter emulsion. Anything less than spot on will cause the mix to separate into a curdling horror. A stiff brandy helps, we found. That's for you, not the hollandaise.

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