That’s right. You can make mustard at home and it’s super simple. Fix it and forget it. And I’m NOT talkin’ the mix-some-mustard-powder-with-water-and-call-it-a-day mustard. Nu-uh. I’m talkin’ about BAD-ASS mustard! Mustard seeds have bite to them when cut, which gives this a natural intensity. Don’t worry- you can handle it!
I’m posting today, so you can make it for the weekend (it takes 2 days to make). I know picnic weather has left a lot of us, but you Southern Hemispherians and some others can enjoy it outside. Why don’t the rest of us have an indoors picnic? (That sounds like a lot of fun actually…)
Spicy Wholegrain Mustard
- ¼ C + 2 T yellow mustard seeds
- 2 T black mustard seeds*
- ¾ C apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 C water
- 1½ t sugar
- ½ t turmeric
- Clean, glass jar & lid that can hold 2 cups of liquid. Make sure this is sterilized by putting in the dishwasher OR pouring boiling water in and around it. Let dry before continuing.
- This makes about 2 cups finished mustard. You can pour it into separate jars when made, but to start you need one big jar!
- Place mustard seeds in jar. Pour the apple cider vinegar and water on top of the seeds.
- Put lid on and shake it up! You want to make sure the seeds are covered with the mix, so give it a shake every now and then.
- Soak for 2 days and the seeds will swell with happiness!
- After 2 days, place seeds and liquid in a food processor and add the sugar and turmeric.
- Blend until desired smoothness. I kept this pretty chunky, just enough to break open all the seeds.
- Place into desired jar(s), replace lid, and set in fridge. Keep refrigerated. THAT’S IT! YOU’RE DONE!
Because it does make so much mustard, I brought some to a picnic to share with friends. We ate it with sesame crackers and fresh seitan slices; others slathered it on some bread rolls. It was a big hit! And everyone thought I was so damn cool for making it; little did they know. Now all lazy bones can be awesome!
19 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Spicy Mustard!”
This is AWESOME! I’d never thought of making my own mustard before but I’m definietly gonna make this. Thanks for sharing.
I just love seeded mustard but haven’t even thought to make my own – thanks for such a brilliant idea
Coooooooool! I seriously have a huge bag of mustard seeds at home and am always looking for more things to do with them. What a great idea to, you know, actually make mustard with them! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
You have totally demystified the Art of Mustard Making for me. Win! The only thing standing between me and my jars of mustard seeds was the fear of completely screwing the whole thing up.
Thanks for giving me the confidence to no longer be held hostage by prepared mustard! This is going to be a fun recipe to play with, thank you, thank you, **thank you**. Really.
That is so unbelievably sweet! Play! Play Peacemouse! Let us know the result =)
Scarfing down the finished product as I type. I’m a weenie ~ the first time I make a completely new recipe I try to obey the master as much as possible. So, the only change I made was substituting fresh grated turmeric for dried (1 small knobette) and added a pinch of salt.
People, this is divine! If you haven’t made this recipe yet, do yourself a favor and get to it! Seriously. I’m that awed to make something so yum-licious so simply. I am no longer a slave to Eden and their damn tasty mustard. Mine is better, nya!
Vegan Ronin Sensei, you are amazing m(_ _)m ~ arigatou gozaimashita!
Hey – I tried making mustard a couple of years ago – for some reason it failed. However, I seem to recall that you can’t use pure yellow mustard seeds – becasue the result will be too bitter? Have you tried this? Am I mistaken!?
Hmm Sarah, never heard of that. I’ve seen plenty of recipes with only yellow seeds. Give this a go and let me know if it turned out better!
What a fantastic idea! Have never thought to make my own mustard before, will definitely give this a try. Thanks for the recipe. 😀
I love mustard and never thought to make my own. Thanks for this recipe!
This was so easy to make. I used brown seeds instead of the black. Mine is brighter than yours. You can see my photos on my blog. http://www.bambooblossom.co.za/2013/07/homemade-mustard.html
… Hi vegan ronin … you will not believe this … i made your mustard recipe … & of course it was a roaring success … so good that i made a jar full … & in His Grace it will cross continents tomorrow … all the way to my beloved son in law … Blessed … healthy … organic … clean … delicious … home made mustard … & my gratitude is to you … love & peace to you … God Bless you girl …
Glad I can help you spread happiness to your family =)
… love & peace to you ronin … God Bless you … your loved ones & the whole world … : )
What if I were to want to make honey mustard? Does homemade mustard spoil fast? (And psst, you wrote “not dogs” at end!)
I used yellow, brown, and black mustard seeds in my mustard. My son doesn’t think I made it.
Wow don’t use only black mustard seeds! They way too hot!! I’ll try add some cashew cream and honey to damper the blow. Otherwise worked well 🙂
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