How to make mustard at home. Condiments, like mustard for example, are one of the most expensive things on the grocery list. Wouldn’t it be nice to reduce the grocery bill and make some things at home? When you make the mustard, you can make it any way you like. You can also try variations without paying the price. It is easy to make in small batches as needed.
There are generally two ways to make mustard: make mustard from mustard flour (pre-ground mustard seeds) or make mustard directly from mustard seeds. Both variations you will need to make ahead of time and when finished can last up to 30 days in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
Some things to remember are as follows: do not use aluminum utensils or products with mustard, mustard oxidizes aluminum, homemade mustard does not have the bright yellow color that the store bought mustard has unless it is added and homemade mustard will be the color of the mustard seeds.
How To Make Mustard From Mustard Seeds
How to make mustard from mustard seeds: mustard seeds come in two colors, yellow (or white) and brown (or black). It will most likely be less expensive to buy them a pound at a time. You will need
a food processor or blender, bowl, spoon, air tight container and water to make your own mustard from mustard seeds.
Start by soaking the mustard seeds overnight – only use as many mustard seeds as it takes to fill up half of your air tight container. Do not use hot water to soak the mustard seeds it will take it’s toll on the mustard flavor. Then, grind the soaked mustard seeds up with the food processor or blender. The more they are ground, the
smoother the mustard. The mustard seeds can be soaked with herbs that then can be blended in when the seeds are ground.
After the mustard seeds are ground, let the mustard set for at least two hours before you think of taking a taste. Mustard by nature is very hot. The longer the mustard sets, the less heat it will have. When you reach the desirable heat level, then refrigerate to
preserve it. Now, you can add water herbs, spices, white wine and/or vinegar to taste. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
How To Make Mustard From Mustard Flour
How to make mustard from mustard flour – mustard flour is already pre-ground mustard seeds. Making mustard from mustard flour takes less time, there is not a soaking process. Mustard flour is also very hot when first mixed. As in making mustard with mustard seeds, the heat will reduce as the paste sets.
Start by mixing equal amounts of mustard flour and water to the desired amount of mustard. Let the paste set for at least two hours before you think of tasting. Then let the mustard set until it has reached the desired level of heat and pungency.
Once the mustard is at the heat level you want, then mix in herbs, spices, white wine and/or vinegar to taste. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
How To Make “Dijon” Mustard
Once your homemade mustard has reached the desired heat level, then mix garlic, onion, white wine, allspice, salt and wine vinegar to taste.
See also our page on how to make your own garlic powder.