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Lesson Overview

Hollandaise is one of the five main mother sauces. Made with butter and eggs, this warm emulsion sauce is thick, yet airy. A well-made hollandaise has a rich, buttery flavor with just a hint of acid (typically lemon) to balance it out. The sauce is most often paired with vegetables, meat, fish an…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • define hollandaise sauce
  • identify the components of a hollandaise
  • make a sabayon using water or a gastride
  • determine when a sabayon is cooked
  • make and season a hollandaise sauce
  • hold a hollandaise for service
  • fix a broken or split a hollandaise sauce
  • make derivative sauces from hollandaise and Béarnaise

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: How to Make Hollandaise Sauce
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. Components of Hollandaise Sauce
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4. Hollandaise | Making the Sabayon
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5. Hollandaise | Adding the Butter
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6. Seasoning & Holding Hollandaise
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7. Hollandaise | Water vs. Gastride
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8. Fixing a Broken Hollandaise
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9. Hollandaise & Béarnaise Derivatives
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10. Practice Making a Hollandaise Sauce
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11. Practicing Derivative Sauces
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12. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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11 Videos | 12 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Make Hollandaise Sauce
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Components of Hollandaise Sauce
Task 4: Hollandaise | Making the Sabayon
Task 5: Hollandaise | Adding the Butter
Task 6: Seasoning & Holding Hollandaise
Task 7: Hollandaise | Water vs. Gastride
Task 8: Fixing a Broken Hollandaise

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