Friday, January 18, 2013

Make your own mustard

Making your own mustard is very easy. I made some as Christmas gifts. My sister in law loved it. She hails from Russia and has been very disappointed with American mustard which "lack mustard flavor". My mustard packed a punch, but was very tasty.  Those who ate it really enjoyed it.

To make mustard you need only a few ingredients

1/2 cup mustard powder
6 Tablespoons mustard seeds ( the darker seeds tend to have more kick)
3 tablespoons of vinegar (experiment with different flavors here) I used balsamic and cider vinegar in mine
1/2 cup warm water
1-2 teaspoons salt
any additional spices you want (garlic, onion, tarragon, sugar, just to name a few)
Turmeric  may be added for a more pleasing color.

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1. cover the mustard seeds with water and soak them until they can be easily crushed (1-2 hours)

2. process the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle or a food processor until desired grind is achieved  I processed mine fairly fine. I did leave some texture to the seeds I like it a bit grainy, yet I do not like whole seeds.

3. Place in a clean container and refrigerate for about 2 weeks

4. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary

5. Enjoy on your favorite sandwich or other food.

There are three great advantages to making your own mustard.
1. It is economical. It costs just a few pennies to make.
2. You can control what goes into it. Commercially prepared mustard can have too many added things in it. (preservatives, and natural flavors etc).
3. It can be very yummy for your taste buds.

Go ahead try it, you will never go back to plain old mustard again.

For some interesting reading about natural flavors, I have included some links below

the truth about natural flavors
natural flavors/ not so natural

shared at beyond the peel keep it real thursdays


  1. Very interesting. I am hoping to experiment with lacto-fermented mustard, too! This recipe sounds delicious, though.

    Thanks for sharing at Simple Meals Friday!

  2. I am excited to try this! It never entered my mind to try to make it! Whoo-hoo!


  3. Thanks, I haven't thought of making my own mustard but will definitely give it a try!

    I would love to have you share this and any of your other posts on Thursdays at Tasty Traditions:

  4. Awesome. Love this idea. Found you from the Growing Home blog hop we both did! I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll return the favor and follow my blog and/or FB fan page!

  5. Yum! I love mustard and homemade mustard is the best! Thanks for the recipe...I make a whole grain brown mustard with red wine vinegar. I found it years ago on a PBS cooking show from an Italian recipe. It's so good and easy to make too! :)

  6. This is on my list of condiments to make. Maybe this spring/summer.

    1. It is so easy. Once you make it you will wonder why you waited so long to try it.

  7. I have often thought about homemade mustard while staring at the mustard powder in my cabinet -- now I know how to make it! I'll have to give this a shot soon.

  8. If I wanted to add honey or maple syrup to this recipe, would I need to change any of the other ingredients?

    1. I would assume that you could add sweetners without having to adjust the other ingredients. Try it and see.

  9. I just love homemade sauces and seasons. This is a great Mustard. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. fabulous!!! we all hear about making your own ketchup or making your own relish but never about mustard! i'm so doing this from now on. i like me some good mustard! and just imagine the varieties you could run with!

    thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up. I hope to see you again this week with more seasonal and real/whole food posts! xo, kristy

  11. P.s. just wanted to throw you a quick email and let you know that your post is being featured on the Fresh Foods Link-up this week! You will see your feature on Wednesday @ Gastronomical Sovereignty, as well as have your post pinned to the Fresh Foods pinterest board, tweeted and facebooked.

    keep up the great work! xo!!

  12. That is about as easy as it gets. I have been experimenting making my own condiments and dressings for a while now, but haven't yet tried mustard. This is great, thanks. And thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

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