Monday, May 18, 2020

Make Your Own Mustard

Why buy it when you can make it! And mustard is one of the easiest condiments to conjure up yourself. Kris Bordessa, who wrote the cookbook Attainable Sustainable from National Geographic, stopped by Tonia's Kitchen and admitted it's not the first thing the DIY crowd thinks of when doing a supermarket staple, but it also is an easy way to introduce a novice into this cooking arena. Part of the reason for that is because this mustard only has three ingredients, and the recipe is incredibly simple!
  • 3/4 cup mustard seeds, (use yellow, brown, or a combination)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Place all ingredients in a covered jar and allow to sit for a couple of days so that the seeds soften. Don't get too persnickety about the time frame. I can tell you with absolute certainty that if your week gets a little out of control busy with too many people needing too many things, it will be a-okay if you leave the soaking seeds sitting on your counter for a full week.
  2. Over the course of a couple of days, the seeds will absorb almost all of that liquid. If the liquid is completely absorbed and your seeds look a little dry, add a bit more water.
  3. After a couple of days (or a week), process the mustard. If you like a seedy mustard, you can use an immersion blender. For a less seedy mustard, pour the contents of the jar into your blender and process until the mustard is the desired consistency. Less if you like it grainy, more if you prefer it creamy. Put the finished homemade mustard right back into the jar the seeds were in. Not even a jar to wash!