Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is absolutely, positively delicious poured over freshly cooked asparagus, broccoli, beans, fish and eggs!! It is best made as close to serving time as possible while it is still hot/very warm. It should always be possible to do this as it only takes about 5 minutes to make! I haven't included the cooking time here as the only 'cooking time' involved is to melt the butter. It really is so easy to make!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put egg yolks, lemon juice, vinegar, prepared mustard and pinch of cayenne pepper in a jug.
  2. Beat until thick and creamy (a handheld blender is just great for this!).
  3. Heat butter SLOWLY until melted and bubbly.
  4. Remove from the heat and SLOWLY add to the egg yolk mixture.
  5. Combine well.
  6. (to absorb the butter into the egg yolk mixture).
  7. Beat until smooth and thick.
  8. Serve straight away (before the sauce loses it's heat)!


Most Helpful

We made this hollandaise yesterday with our eggs benedict. Very yummy and so easy to make! It is a bit on the tangy side. I used 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 1/2 tsp vinegar. Next time I may cut back a little more, but it was still delicious! Great recipe!

kamgriz December 06, 2010

This was my first attempt to make the sauce, and the recipe was great help. Used less butter, added a splash or Worcestershire sauce, a touch of chili sauce, salt and pepper. Whisked it together after butter melted, and thew back on the stove to thicken.

kirrill August 23, 2009

Great sauce! Thank you for posting this up. I made it for my eggs benedict tonight and it went very well with it.

Seth Garrepy February 25, 2009

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