Posted by: Shannon @ A Dash of Sparkle | June 13, 2011

Hollandaise Makes Everything Better


There’s something magical about a good hollandaise sauce that makes everything better. Had a bad day? Hollandaise. Feeling a bit under the weather? Hollandaise!

So when I woke up this morning with half of my head stuffed up, I knew it was a hollandaise kind of morning. With all of my hard work at the gym, however, I didn’t want to blow it all completely out of the water, so I got a little creative and made a veggie-tastic breakfast.

Sunny Sunday Eggs with Asparagus

Hollandaise Sauce

Adapted from We Are Not Martha‘s Hollandaise Recipe


  • 3 egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 1 and 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed is best)
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 8 Tbsp (1 Stick) Softened Butter
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp + a Pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Black or White Pepper

Directions: Place the egg yolks in a heat resistance pan and add the lemon juice and water. Whisk together until it makes a thick paste. Next set up a double boiler (pan with water on the bottom with the heat resistance pan resting on top) and whisk the yolks until they are thick and frothy. Be sure to continuously whisk the yolks so they stay smooth. If they are cooking too fast, remove from the heat and stir and then put back on the heat. The yolks will pull away from the bottom of the pan when they ready.

Remove the double boiler from the heat and add the softened butter a few tablespoons at a time and whisk until smooth. Once all the butter is mixed in, add in the cayenne pepper, salt and black/white pepper.

*Note: If you like a thinner sauce, you can add more butter (approx 4-6 tablespoons).

Sunny Eggs with Asparagus


  • 1 Bunch of Asparagus (steamed or roasted)
  • 1/2 Cup of Cherry Tomatoes (sliced in halves)
  • 1 Slice of Ezekiel Bread (toasted)
  • 2 Poached Eggs

Directions: Cut the toasted slice of Ezekiel bread in half and place several spears of cooked asparagus on each piece of the toast. Next place the sliced cherry tomatoes on the asparagus followed by a poached egg on each. Place a tablespoon of the hollandaise sauce (above recipe) on each egg.20110612-072752.jpg

Dig in and enjoy!

I’m thinking about cooking up some other “comfort” foods this afternoon so be on the watch for some more. I have a whole batch of hollandaise sauce to use!

What are your feel-better, comfort foods?


  1. […] even proved my rule – Hollandaise sauce makes everything better – true yet again by whipping up some yummy Eggs Benedict (with faux sausage for me) Sunday […]

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