Make your own mustard!!!

17 Apr

Have you made your own mustard? Ever? I hadn’t until now…

It’s super easy. All you really need is time and a blender. Oh, and mustard seeds. I bought mine at The Spice and Tea Exchange store in Boca Raton. I have not seen mustard seeds sold here in Puerto Rico, so out of curiosity I bought an ounce of mixed yellow and brown mustard seeds. Together they measured about ¼ cup.

Here’s how I made it…

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WHOLE GRAIN DIJON MUSTARD

1/8 cup yellow mustard seeds
1/8 cup brown mustard seeds
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar
  1. Place the mustard seeds and vinegar in a small bowl with a tight lid. Let them soak at room temperature for 2 days.

Grain Mustard Soaking 2

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2.  After 2 days, I transferred the seeds and liquid to my Magic Bullet. Add salt and sugar. Puree until a mustard paste is forms but you can still see whole seeds. Transfer to an airtight container and let it rest for 2 days before using.

I rested this for over 2 days in the fridge and the taste is SHARP!!! But I do enjoy very sharp flavors… in my cheese and my mustard. But I was told by a friend that if you leave it out at room temperature for a few days and then refrigerate it, that the taste will be much mellower. The cold from the fridge stops the mellowing process. So that something to think about.

This is the perfect mustard to dress your favorite sandwich or even to roast some potatoes in. It’s sharp, spicy and very easy to make.

Have you made your own mustard?? Tell me all about it…

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3 Responses to “Make your own mustard!!!”

  1. Jehancancook April 17, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    I’ve never made my own mustard, I had no clue it was this easy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yilda April 18, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    You can bought the mustard seeds in Ayurveda in Old San Juan, they have plenty of diferent spices.

    • KarmaFree Cooking April 18, 2013 at 10:26 am #

      Gracias Yilda!!!! Hace tiempo que no voy por Ayurvedics… parece que es tiempo de darme una vueltita!!!! Madelyn.

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