Not being able to buy mayo was hard in the beginning. I mean, really, no other recipe seems to taste like the jars on the shelf. But, once you get used to making your own the flavor is really good.
If you’re still struggling with the flavor let me know below and I can write a post on flavor troubleshooting, but back to the subject at hand…
What I really missed was the creamy texture. It seemed like silky, smooth mayo was what professional chefs made, and seriously, if they told me to hand whisk I would have probably screamed. Uh, no. I like quick and easy. But my Mom came up with the perfect solution.
Use a food processor (affiliate link).
The top of your food processors compact cover usually has a little cup with a hole in it. So all you have to do is put all the ingredients (except your oil) in the food processor and turn it on. Then fill the little cup with oil and let it slowly drizzle in, filling the cup when it’s drained to far, until all the oil is gone.
Voila! That easy. That quick. And that simple.
Have you had any aha’s in the kitchen lately?
Buying Almond flour can be a bit pricey. In fact if you walk into your local health food store and look at the little packages, with their lovely little price tag, you might have a heart attack as dollar signs drift pass you.
It brings to mind White Christmas: “It’s right in between ouch… and boing.”
But it doesn’t have to be and here are some tried and true tips to help it fit in your budget.
- Buy online – it’s pretty much always cheaper.
- Buy on sale – sign up for newsletters, save your money so your ready, then pounce when the sale comes in.
- Buy in bulk – buying 25 lbs (or more) at a time may seem like a lot, but it saves money and almond flour freezes great. Keep gallon freezer bags and when the box comes divide into 5-6 bags, and keep one in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. Just remember to pull out the next bag when your first is getting low.
- Buy with friends- buying in bulk is great, but the more you buy sometimes the more price breaks you get (and you can also split any shipping charges). So call your friends when that sale comes in!
We buy our Almond Flour from Honeyville and it tends to have good prices and great sales.
photo by Elana’s Pantry