MAKING MUSTARD: SHOULDA DONE THIS SOONER!

Posted: January 14, 2014 in Food, mustard, Recipes, spicy
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It’s so easy to make your own mustard. And really good mustard. Mustard that hasn’t been sitting on the store shelf for a year. Mustard with real flavor.

Once the mustard is made, you’re supposed to wait a few weeks before using, letting its heat mellow a bit. But I enjoy it right from the start. Feel the burn!

 

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The great thing about this recipe is that you make it with your favorite beer, so use what you drink and you’ll have a mustard like no one else. I used Samuel Adams Boston Ale for this recipe.

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup yellow mustard seeds

1/4 cup brown mustard seeds

3/4 cup Sam Adams Boston Ale

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. brown sugar, firmly packed

2 garlic cloves, smashed

1 bay leaf

2 tsp. fleur de sel

1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper

 

Put the yellow and brown mustard seeds in a bowl and pour in 1/2 cup of the beer. Push the mustard seeds down to submerge them in the beer. (I lay a sheet of plastic wrap down on top to keep them submerged.) Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Combine the remaining 1/4 cup of beer, the vinegar, honey, brown sugar, garlic, bay leaf salt and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the honey and the sugar. Boil for 1 minute, the immediately remove the pan from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

Toss the garlic and the bay leaf in the trash and pour the liquid into a blender. Add 3/4’s of the plumped mustard seeds and blend to break the seeds. Add the remaining 1/4 of the mustard seeds and pulse just once to mix. You want the mustard thick, with some whole seeds remaining.

Put the mustard in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 3 days, and up to a week, depending on how mellow you want it and how much waiting you can tolerate! After about 3 weeks, the mustard will be at its peak…but it will keep in the fridge for several months. (I can’t imagine it will last that long.)

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Comments
  1. Cteavin says:

    This is something I’ve done. I have all the ingredients in my pantry. Thank you for giving me a new project. 🙂

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    • Alz355 says:

      I love it when I see a new recipe and I have all the ingredients at home…no need to make a list, get in the car, etc.Good luck!

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  2. This is so awesome! I don’t know why it never occurred to me to make my own mustard… but now I’m going to try it ASAP! I imagaine it would make a fantastic gift, too. Thanks! P.S. Any idea if this can be made in large batches and canned??

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    • Alz355 says:

      Since this is my first batch, I’m not sure of its shelf life. I’ll keep you posted. But if you’re making a big batch for gifts, it might be one of those things you make just before giving, and that way it’ll be good for several months.

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  3. Vida says:

    Definitely doing this! Thx!

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  4. Debbie Spivey says:

    No way!! Never thought about making my own mustard. This is awesome! Thanks!

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  5. Gail says:

    Just in time…I am all out of Grey Poupon. Thanks Al, you culinary king you.

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