(Below is an alternative to the more simple, family-favorite, dressing, found at: Family’s Blue Cheese Dressing)
Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
1 cup Homemade Basic Mayonnaise (see recipe below)
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon brandy
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Stir together all the ingredients in a medium-size bowl. Chill several hours.
Homemade Basic Mayonnaise
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 cup olive oil
In medium-size bowl, beat egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper with a whisk. Whisk in oil a few drops at a time, until the mixture thickens and begins to look like mayonnaise. Then beat in the remaining oil in a thin stream. Add a little more lemon juice if mixture is too thick.
Yield: 1 cup.
DO NOT USE HELLMAN’S or SOME OTHER STORE BOUGHT, NON-HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE. THESE ARE DIFFERENT ANIMALS AND STORE BOUGHT, i.e., HELLMAN’S. etc., ARE NOT OKAY SUBSTITUTES FOR HOMEMADE!
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