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How to: make your own mustard!

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Making mustard at home is not as hard as you think - in fact, with less than a half hour of actual work, you can have mustard!

The worst part is the waiting - you can't eat the mustard right away, and it's best to wait a couple of days to really dig in. :)

Step 1: What you'll need:

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  • 1/2 C mustard powder
  • 6 T mustard seeds
  • 3 T vinegar (I used white wine vinegar)
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • additional spices and herbs as desired
As you can see, the ingredient list is very simple. I'll talk more about choosing what mustard to use and how to prepare it in the next step.

You'll also need a mortar and pestle OR food processor, bowls for mixing, glass jars for storing the mustard, and possibly a sieve.

Step 2: Choosing your mustards!

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There are three major varieties of mustard out there - white, brown and black.

White is very mild and the base for the bright yellow mustard most Americans are familiar with, and mustard powder is made from white seeds. Brown is spicier and used in dijon mustard. Black is the most pungent of them all.

Brown is the easiest to find, so I recommend going that route.

It's also important to use a good mustard powder. Try to buy from a company you trust, or buy from a place where you can sample before you buy. Or, make your own. All you really need is a spice grinder, which you can get for under $20 and use for all sorts of fancy kitcheny things. :)
 
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XBoyle1 year ago
I think I know the answer to these questions, but here goes. When the seeds are soaked, is this water then discarded??? Use cold or hot water??
Thanks for the recipe.
Pavlovafowl2 years ago
This is a very good recipe and I like the idea of adding turmeric which is really good for the health. Best Wishes and thanks for posting, Pavlovafowl aka Sue
faggell2 years ago
Fantastic! I've been making smooth mustard for 3 weeks or so now - and wondering how I was going to make it chunky! I've just tried your recipe (the dry mortar and pestle version) and, although it took just 10 min to make, I'll just have to WAIT to see how it turned out! (Yes, it is very bitter, right now!)

Thanks for the recipe... and the inspiration!
sunshiine3 years ago
This is terrific! Would you have a recipe for hot mustard?
My recipe calls for mustard powder (whatever size container is available), a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt, boiling water, (enough to make a paste) and a bit of oil to keep the mustard from becoming cement. I have been using this recipe for a long time. It is hotter than the Chinese mustards found commercially.(I've been accused of putting horseradish in it) It should satisfy your desire for Hot. Enjoy!.
aofsletten, Thank you soooo much for sharing this awesome recipe. I have a hard time finding some things here but when I get my hands on everything I will make this. I will share a photo here. Thanks for taking the time to post this and have a beautiful day! Sunshiine
i added two tablespoons extra of the brown mustard seed and it is just as thick as the store bought...
aramanthe3 years ago
This sounds really easy and looks gorgeous! (LOL As pretty as mustard can be,anyways.) I can't wait to try making my own!
Wasagi3 years ago
Yum! Looks mighty tasty! I'll have to try this!
Any idea what results using balsamic vinegar would yield?
Probably just a slightly sweeter, darker mustard. I bet it wouldn't have as much of a bite as regular mustard. :)
Supernewby3 years ago
Awesome! I love flavored mustards but never thought of making them myself. Thanks for sharing this great idea!
jessyratfink (author)  Supernewby3 years ago
You're welcome! I hope you give it a try. :)
This is great! Mustard is by far my favorite condiment, and I'll be damned if I don't try this by the end of the week.
Thanks Jessy!
jessyratfink (author)  T3h_Muffinator3 years ago
Have you started any yet? go go go go go
And you're welcome. :D
mikeasaurus3 years ago
mmmmm, grainy mustard!
l8nite3 years ago
mmmMMmm have to give this a try !
bajablue3 years ago
YUM!
embochner3 years ago
cool im definitly gonna do this