Monday, December 16, 2019

Homemade Creamy Whole Egg Mayonnaise and a Creamy Blue Cheese Dip

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 egg
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.

Best wishes



  1. That blue cheese dip looks so GOOD! Pass the spoon over please :-))

  2. Homemade mayonnaise! I must give this recipe a try.

    Merry Christmas and happy 2020 to you and your family, Pauline!

    1. Thanks so much Nil and Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2020 to you and your family as well. x

  3. Thank you for a year of interesting reading where I learnt some great recipes and enjoyed your insights. Enjoy your break and have a wonderful Christmas.

    1. Thanks so much Bernie and the best of Christmas wishes to you as well. x

  4. i've only tried to make mayo once and it didn't work at all! i tried cooling it down, putting in another egg yolk etc. to no avail. i must try it again! this sounds easy, and yes so delish. I love blue cheese but hubby doesn't so no dip for this household:( I love marie rose sauce so the mayo would be good for that. i make dutch potato salad which uses buckets of mayo too! my last post will be next week, if i can find the time to do it. and no Jan IMK either... all the best to you for the festive break. cheers sherry x

    1. I must make a potato salad again one day, love it, and not so bad for us given the potatoes are eaten cold. Good recipe? I was amazed Sherry at how well this mayo worked, a scientific miracle. Gosh we eat a lot of blue cheese and love it, perhaps he would like the dip though. Take care and enjoy the festive season and thanks, Pauline xx

  5. May 2020 hold all you need! We always make our own mayo, adding fresh herbs, black garlic or something else, as the mood dictates. But I have never tried blue cheese so that will be next on my list.

    1. Thanks and Happy New Year Tandy and I look forward to exploring good food and adventures in 2020.

  6. Homemade mayo is terrific, isn't it? I've sometimes made it only with an extremely mild extra virgin olive oil, but it's really better (as you suggest)with an even more mild oil (in the US the "pure" olive oils generally are extremely mild). The blue cheese dip looks wonderful! Thanks. And Happy Holidays!

  7. That's the same way I make toum or garlic sauce. It's so easy and delicious! :D

  8. My first thought when I saw the pic of your dip was Buffalo wings. I can't wait to make some of this so I can dip my wings in it. Have a happy holiday season.

    1. Thanks Ron. Buffalo Wings sound very enticing, not something we do much of here though. Happy New Year to you and your family.


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