Mustard is a condiment I use daily. I recently read a blog that gave directions for making mustard. I had never given it any thought but reading the process, I saw it was quite easy so I thought I'd give it a try.
Making your own mustard takes just a few minutes. You can use mustard powder, also known as mustard flour or use mustard seed. This recipe uses mustard flour.
1 cup dry mustard (powder/flour)
1 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Mix the 5 ingredients in a small pot and whisk over medium heat about 5 minutes.
Your mustard will be thick and smooth. Allow to cool. Refrigerate your mustard and consume within a few weeks or use a hot water canning bath to can the mustard and keep up to one year.
Here's the finished product in a mustard pot with wooden paddle.
I added some olive oil and chili oil to the mustard and used it to baste baby back ribs that I had slow roasted in the oven prior to grilling. The mustard gave the ribs a great flavor.
One of the things I purchase in Paris is Maille mustard.
At the boutique Maille in Paris, mustard is pumped through a tap into ceramic jars.
I recycle and take my jars back to Paris and wait in line to have them filled. There is a traditional Dijon, a coarse ground mustard and then a "flavor of the day", perhaps a variety made with chardonay. Right now my jars are empty. I either need to make more mustard or take a trip!