Jun 18, 2011

condiments


Did you know you can make your own grainy mustard? Well Rebecca of Shelterrific figured out how! Here is her delightful recipe. 
Grainy Mustard
• 1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds
• 3 tablespoons brown mustard seeds
• 3/4 cup cider vinegar
• 1/3 cup water
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
In a glass or plastic (not metal) bowl soak mustard seeds in vinegar and water at room temperature for 1 1/2 days (if you try this and the seeds aren’t fully submerged, add enough additional water to cover). After soaking, purée the mixture with a hand blender with honey and salt until the texture was medium-coarse (which takes about 2 minutes). Then thin it with a little additional water and adjusted the salt to taste. That’s it!
Here are some ideas for variation to try in the recipe:
• Using beer, ale, or wine instead of vinegar
• Adding dried fruit such as apricots, cherries or raisins to the soaking
• Adjusting the ratio of seeds (brown seeds make for a spicier spread)
• Using smoked or flavored salts, sugar, or maple syrup to season
• Adding herbs and spices such as tarragon, thyme, paprika, or Chinese 5-spice powder.

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