Birch Leaf Mayo
A classic mayo with flavors from the forest.
Birch trees are known for their various uses, including culinary applications. The leaves of certain birch species can be consumed and have been used in traditional cuisines in different parts of the world. Birch leaves are often used to make herbal teas, infusions, or tinctures. They have a mild and slightly sweet flavor, with hints of wintergreen. The leaves can be harvested in the spring or summer, when they are young and tender.
This mayonnaise can be used in preparations that harmonize with herbal flavors, such as vegetables and fish.
If you want to make your mayonnaise from scratch, Chef Lena Flaten teaches you here on CREME!
Preheat the oven to 200 °C
Pick the birch leaves from ½ bunch into a baking tray
Roast the leaves for 5m until they turn dark green
Blend the leaves in a food processor until you get small flakes similar to dried oregano
Add the roasted birch leaves to 1 cup of mayonnaise in a tall container
Blend with a hand blender until smooth. The birch leaf mayo is ready
Yield 1 cup
Birch Leaf½ bunch