Difficult Difficulty
30 Min Preparation Time
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Measure all ingredients and prepare for use

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Peel and finely chop the shallot.

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Place in a sauté pan with the peppercorns, white wine vinegar and about 100ml water.

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Bring to the boil and bubble until reduced by two thirds. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

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Put the butter in a small saucepan and allow to melt over a low heat.

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Let the butter melt over low heat.

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When the butter separates, remove from the heat.

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Pour the butter slowly through a fine sieve.

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Place the egg yolks in a heatproof bowl and pour in the reduction through a fine sieve.

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Set the bowl over a pan of hot water and beat with a whisk until thick and creamy.

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Remove from the heat and add the butter in drops, then a thin stream, stirring constantly.

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Keep whisking until the sauce is thick and glossy. Season with salt and lemon juice.

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