Hollandaise sauce, a butter based sauce which is extremely rich in flavor and one that makes you proud every time you make it. The sort of self-satisfaction that puts a smile on your face with a little whisper ‘yeah, I did it again’.
I used to buy the packet mix, convenience more than anything as much as I knew how to make it. Now I make it fresh all of the time. My preferred method is making it traditionally, whisking over a pan of simmering water but for this recipe I am using the blender method; generally the easier and time efficient way.
Once this has been made, whether for eggs benedict, eggs royal (replace the bacon or ham with smoked salmon) or even with some asparagus wrapped in Parma ham and griddled to make the ham crisp up with hollandaise as a dipping sauce you will never return to the packet.
Making the sauce is also a great show stopper if you have guests staying over and making for any dish that tickles your fancy.
So what are you waiting for, get it on and let the entertaining begin.