what is the difference with hollandaise sauce and bernaise sauce

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    The two sauces are similar being made from egg and butter but Hollandaise contains lemon juice; and Bearnaise shallot, chervil, peppercorn and tarragon.

    What is the difference between Bearnaise and Hollandaise?

    • While the batter of Hollandaise and bearnaise sauces is the same, there are differences in flavorings.

    • Hollandaise makes use of lemon juice while bearnaise sauce has ingredients such as peppercorns, vinegar, and chervil, in addition to the ingredients of Hollandaise that happen to be salt, cayenne, thyme, and shallots.

    • Hollandaise is a very old sauce whereas bearnaise is an offshoot of Hollandaise.

    • Hollandaise is used with dishes of eggs and vegetables whereas bearnaise is used more often as a condiment with meats and fish recipes.

    • Because of the similarities, some call these two sauces as cousins while some refer to bearnaise as a child of Hollandaise.

    • Bearnaise is creamier of the two while Hollandaise is thicker of the two sauces.

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