This is how we made our mayonnaise as I was growing up. It was a favourite of my mother’s, and she had made it for many many years. Sweetish, tangy and lovely, it was a delight to find this recipe again in my archives.
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Mayonnaise, 1950’s style
Take one can of sweetened condensed milk, place in a jar and add 1 cup white wine vinegar, 1 tspn salt, and 2 tsp dry mustard. Shake with the lid on, and refrigerate.
Drizzle it over salads and piles of salad greens. Use in sandwiches. Keep it thick and use it as a dip for vegetables.
recipe notes and alternatives
This recipe is quite flexible. I often make it with the vinegar from the top of home made pickles, for extra flavour, or use sherry vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Use Dijon mustard for a change. Add some pureed parsley, chives or basil.
To make a garlic mayonnaise, replace the mustard with minced garlic.