Homemade Mustard

Extra additions to this versatile recipe can include turmeric, garlic, tarragon, sugar or honey, salt, and more.

from Homemade: How-to Make Hundreds of Everyday Products Fast, Fresh, and More Naturally (Reader's Digest Association Books)

Mustard

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup mustard seed
  • 3 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dark beer
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In a small bowl, combine the mustard seed, dry mustard, and cider vinegar. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the mustard mixture stand at room temperature for 3 hours.

  • 2

    In a small saucepan, combine the dark beer, garlic, brown sugar, salt, ginger, and allspice. Stir in the mustard mixture. Over moderate heat, bring the mixture to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • 3

    Spoon the mustard into a hot, clean canning jar and seal tightly. Let the mustard cool to room temperature. Store in a cool, dark place and in the refrigerator after opening. Makes about 2 cups.

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