It's the Silly Season and all of the Christmas parties are happening right now, and this often means taking a plate of nibbles along. I would like to share with you the most delicious dip recipe based on Blue Cheese to make your life easier. This dip can also be made well in advance so will be a perfect addition to your Christmas Day celebrations as well. So instead of taking along a cheese platter, why not take this Blue Vein Cheese dip with crudites, you will be very popular when you do.
At this time of the year, the cost of food goes up at the supermarkets, and I find myself buying extra food items as Christmas cooking is high on my agenda. This becomes expensive and one of the items added to many party foods is mayonnaise. Save yourself some money and make this mayo at home and you will know exactly what ingredients are in it. No preservatives at all. It is a cinch to make, it emulsifies in seconds, and is delicious. I made a double batch this time as I know I will be using more of it over Christmas. This is the easiest method for making mayonnaise, and I promise you that once you have done this, you will never spend the money to buy Whole Egg Mayonnaise again.
I used 80 g of my homemade mayo in this Blue Cheese Dip recipe, so I thought I would post both of them together. My trusted friend from Tropigal blog shared these two recipes with me, so thanks Julie. I am also making my Prawn Cocktails for Christmas Eve, and this mayonnaise will be delicious in the Rose Marie sauce.
Homemade Mayonnaise Ingredients:
1 tablespoon mustard - Wholegrain or Dijon
1 tablespoon acid e.g. Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt to taste
1 cup Light Olive Oil
Put all of the ingredients into a tall receptacle, such as the one that comes with the Stick Blender, or your Easiyo yoghurt container (which is what I use) and blend from the bottom up with your stick blender. It emulsifies in seconds.
N.B. Experiment with oils, but Virgin Olive Oil is too strong.
Store in the refrigerator for as long as needed or as long as it lasts.
Blue Cheese Dip
80 g mayonnaise I used homemade mayo from the recipe above
80 g Blue Cheese, finely chopped if it's a hard cheese
80 g sour cream
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
pinch of salt
Whizz it all up.
This dip tastes even better the longer you chill it before serving.
Life is pretty busy at present before Christmas holidays, so this will be my last blog for a while, I think, unless I find some time and just need to write. I know I will be cooking, that's a given.
Thank you to all my blogging friends, who have taken the time to share their recipes and lives with me and also to those who take the time to read and comment on my blog. Your interest and kind comments make it all worthwhile. It's been a great year, and I've enjoyed your online friendship. Have a wonderful and meaningful Christmas everyone, and I hope 2020 brings you good luck, good health, happiness and rain.