Thursday, November 22, 2007
Eggs Benedict
I was addicted to a breakfast dish that was always on the menu in the hotel where I'm working. The first time I tried it was when someone from breakfast staff told me if I'd like to eat the leftover breakfast.

I saw this muffin and egg on top with something-like cheese.

I tried it.

It was about in year 2005. It was yummy but I didn't ask for the name.

Then I saw a picture of the same thing on a cafe for breakfast menu last Tuesday.

I ordered it.

It called Eggs Benedict. A strange name?

From Wikipedia:
Eggs Benedict is a dish that consists of two halves of an English muffin, topped with ham or bacon, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce.

The cheesy-like sauce is a hollandaise sauce.

From Wikipedia:
Hollandaise sauce is an emulsion of butter and lemon juice using egg yolks as the emulsifying agent, usually seasoned with salt and a little black pepper or cayenne pepper. It is a French sauce, so named because it was believed to have been, or to have mimicked, a Dutch sauce. Hollandaise sauce is well known as a key ingredient in eggs Benedict. The sauce is one of the five sauces in the French haute cuisine mother sauce repertoire.

Hollandaise requires some skill and knowledge to prepare; care must also be taken to store it properly after preparation. Properly made, the sauce should be smooth and creamy. The flavor should be rich and buttery, with a mild tang added by the lemon juice and seasonings. It must be made and served warm, not hot. If the ingredients are emulsified improperly by over- or under-heating them they will separate, resulting in the sauce "breaking" from the emulsion and the yolks coagulating from excessive heat. The sauce may be portioned and frozen for future use. When ready to use, let it come to room temperature; some stirring may be required.

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At Friday, November 23, 2007 5:19:00 pm, Blogger Linx

weks. apa enak? diliat dr gambarnya aku ga doyan. ga terbiasa ma makanan bule li:p


At Friday, November 23, 2007 10:20:00 pm, Blogger Budi Susanto

wuaaah, klo nanti gua kesana atau loe kesini, masakin yaaa? :D


At Tuesday, November 27, 2007 10:54:00 pm, Blogger Zsa Zsa

daripada susah2 mendingan beli aja diresto. tinggal duduk manis, pesenan dateng, makan terus bayar. bonus: sambil ngeceng :)