Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

From The Joy of Cooking. This is like a taste of heaven. Wonderful on fillet of beef, vegetables, eggs, or fish. I could just eat it with a spoon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine wine, vinegar, and herbs in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Cook until reduced by half.
  3. Mixture will be very concentrated; COOL.
  4. Have ready in your blender; above mixture, 3 egg yolks and salt.
  5. Blend about 5 seconds.
  6. Melt butter in a saucepan until bubbling, but DO NOT BURN.
  7. Remove center stopper from blender cap.
  8. Turn blender motor on HIGH; Pour HOT butter through opening in blender cap in a steady stream while motor is running, about 30 seconds.
  9. The sauce should be finished (about the consistency of thin mayonnaise).
  10. If not, blend on HIGH another 5 seconds.
  11. NOTE: Butter will be very hot and will cook the egg yolks, so you don't have to worry about eating raw eggs.
  12. Serve immediately, or you can keep warm by placing blender container in warm water.


Most Helpful

I did strain the herbs before I added the butter. Really good!

IndyEater December 27, 2010

Very easy to make and tastes wonderful! Won't ever go back to making Bernaise any other way. Thanks!

Jmillan February 15, 2007

I served this over filet mignon the night my hubby proposed to me, need I say more? We don't eat steak at our house anymore without this served with it!

IAteMyGluestick June 23, 2006

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