Sunday, January 15, 2017

Making Whole Grain Mustard

I love mustard, particularly whole grain mustard.  I like the way the seeds pop like caviar pearls.  It can be pretty pricey to buy so I like to make my own. You literally can whip it up in minutes and then you just need to let it sit out for 24 hours.
 For about 3 cups of mustard, I used 2 cups of mustard seeds.  I mixed black mustard seeds with yellow.  The black have a stronger flavor so if you like a milder mustard, just use yellow seeds.

 Add an equal amount of vinegar. I used cider vinegar but you can use any kind you want depending on the type of mustard you want to end up with. You can even use balsamic.

 Add 1/4 cup of another liquid.  I used apple cider but you could use wine, beer or even brandy.

 Add 2-3 tablespoons of sweetener depending on how sweet you want it to be. I used 2 tablespoons of honey but you can use brown or white sugar instead.  Add 2 tsp. of salt and stir this thoroughly.

 Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit on your counter for 24 hours.

 Before putting it in jars, you can add other flavorings such as herbs, onions or even horseradish. You also can put it in a blender to make a smooth mustard or just blend some to have a smooth mustard with whole seeds in it. 

I like it just the way it is.  It's so much better than store bought too!