It should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone that I made my own mustard.
I cannot believe how incredibly easy it was to make my own mustard. It is as easy as throw things in a jar, let sit for a day or two, and blend. That’s it.
Add this to the long list of things that is ridiculously easy to make. Although I need to try making another batch with yellow mustard seeds. Perhaps they will be a little less spicy.
When I first made this batch of mustard it was tongue numbing spicy. Seriously. Tasting it so I could adjust the seasoning was painful. I had to enlist Nathan’s help with the tasting. After two tastes he surrendered and abandoned the kitchen. However, given a few days to mellow it was incredible. Still spicy and tangy but in a really really good way.
I can’t wait to put it on straight off the grill sausages. Yum.
Homemade mustard I feel would also make a really lovely gift. Especially tucked into a gift basked full of other lovely homemade treats. Or just take some as a hostess gift to the next cookout you are invited to.
Spicy Whole Grain Brown Mustard (makes about a pint)
Adapted from Two Tarts
6-oz. stout beer of your choice
3/4 cup brown mustard seeds
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tbs kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1⁄8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1⁄8 tsp. ground cloves
1⁄8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1⁄8 tsp. ground allspice
Combine ingredients in a glass mason jar. Cover with a lid and let sit at room temperature for 1–2 days till the mustard seeds have absorbed most of the liquid. Transfer the mixture to another container and blend with your immersion blender. Alternatively you could use your food processor and process. Process till most of the seeds are ground and the mixture has thickened. It takes about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a clean jar and cover. Refrigerate and use immediately (if you are brave). Keeps for up to 6 months.
(So last week when we had our fun morning of shooting recipes we made sandwiches with this mustard and some incredible rye caraway scone. That recipe is coming next week but here is a teaser. Yeah. Betcha you can’t wait huh?)