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