Learning how to make mustard can be as simple as mixing a few things together or as complicated as soaking a few seeds. It’s not hard at all to make.
While there are many different kinds of mustard you can make, this is a kinder gentler mustard, not too pungent.
All it takes is mix the ingredients together, heat until thick, bottle and cool.
Make Basic Mustard
- 1/2 cup dry mustard powder, Coleman’s is my favorite.
- 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, light or dark doesn’t matter
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (non-iodized)
- 1/2 cup good quality white wine vinegar
Measure and mix everything in a heat-resistant bowl until a thin smooth paste forms.
Place the bowl over a pot of boiling water to make a double boiler, heat the mixture until it becomes thick. As the mustard thickens, whisk so it remains smooth.
Use a silicone spatula to get all the mustard in to a clean glass jar.
Allow to cool, cover, label and store.The mustard needs to sit for at least 2 hours before serving. The mustard will also “mellow” as it ages in the refrigerator.
I haven’t had a jar around long enough to tell you how long it lasts.
Use it as you would any mustard but be warned, it will spoil you from buying processed store-bought mustard.
More mustard recipes coming soon such as whole grain mustard, Dijon style, champagne honey, and pear/apple mostarda.
Learning how to make mustard is an easy thing to do to reduce your consumption of processed foods.
- National Mustard Day (beatcancer2010.wordpress.com)
- Is Mustard Paleo? (thepaleolist.com)
- Omoe Jozefa’s homemade mustard (thehungrybelgian.wordpress.com)
- Weekend Project: Dijon-Style Mustard (williams-sonoma.com)