Inspired by the mayonnaise thread begun by MrsBrown in my discussion forum, we decided we had to try making our own mayonnaise too (even though we are diehard Hellmann’s fans). We added a tiny bit of cayenne to this recipe for cooked mayonnaise and reduced the sugar drastically, using only a pinch to round out the flavour. We think perhaps we added a little too much cayenne and not quite enough oil. As MrsBrown said, it was very very easy. And the result was pretty terrific – very lemony and a little piquante. But it wasn’t mayonnaise. This really quite spectacular sauce went very well with oven roasted potatoes, steamed green beans and grilled chicken. We will definitely try again to make mayonnaise but for now, as tough as it is to admit it, Hellmann’s is still superior.