Sunday, March 18, 2012

Home Made Mustard

Whole Grain Ale Mustard

Most of us have seen and used mustard our whole lives but are not really sure what it is or how it's made. In the most basic form it's just ground mustard seed paste with spices and it's really very easy to make. My recipe uses beer as one of the primary ingredients and it will give great flavor. With Summer comes many grilled foods like sausages, and the addition of your very own mustard will bring many compliments.

Whole Grain Mustard
1 bottle ale or stout beer
1 cup red wine vinegar
2 cups whole mustard seeds
1 T kosher salt
1/2  t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground cloves
1/2 t ground allspice

1. Place ingredients in a non reactive container, cover.
2. Store mustard mixture for two days. (Does not have to be refrigerated.)
3. Blend mixture till it becomes a semi-smooth paste; water can be added if too thick.
4. Place mustard in jars or other container, The flavor will mellow after a week or two.
Note: will keep refrigerated for 3 months.

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