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20100601

How to Make English Salad Cream

Back in the old days (you know, the good old days) there was only one kind of salad dressing in Britain. It was made by Heinz and came in a thick glass bottle. It was called "salad cream". You can still buy Heinz Salad Cream today ... or you can make it yourself.

This is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. It takes only five minutes to prepare and the taste is actually quite similar to the original Heinz product. I have to confess that I have "moved on" from salad cream but I like to try it from time to time, mainly for nostalgic reasons.

Here is how I made it in my kitchen.

Ingredients
  • 1 dessertspoonful of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Colmans prepared English mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 oz butter or margarine
  • Pinch of pepper

Preparation
  • Put all the ingredients except the butter in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Heat gently, stirring all the time until the sauce thickens
  • Remove from heat and stir in the butter until it is melted
  • Cool and serve

John's Notes
Voila! Almost genuine English salad cream just like the big corporation with 57 varieties still makes after all these years. And what with all the hot weather we have been getting (in Southern Ontario anyway) this spring, you will want to make pots of this stuff to pour on your lettuce, tomatoes and radishes while you are out on the croquet lawn.

PS: I published another recipe for salad cream about a year ago. It was more complicated than this one and didn't taste the same. I sourced this one from an old book of Derbyshire recipes. I think this recipe trumps the earlier one for flavour. You be the judge.

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