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Honey Mustard

Honey Mustard

Do you have last minute gifts to still get but dread the shops at this time of year? Don’t stress, open the pantry, grab the ingredients and whip this up fast.  

This is a fuss-free recipe, easy to make and lovely to share and enjoy at your festive table.  This recipe pairs perfectly with Christmas ham. It can be made in minutes and then is ready after a day of so of sitting around (for the mixture, not you). It is one of the simplest things I have made from scratch.

Removing the need for a trip to the shops at this time of year can only be a positive thing! Make your own Mustard and take this ingredient off your shopping list. 

This recipe was created for a Foodie Secret Santa created by Claire K Creations. You can see all of the recipes created via the links below.

The first time I started playing around with this recipe was a month or more ago, although I had been pondering it for some time prior. I have made it numerous times in an attempt to obtain a suitable flavor.  Mustard seeds can be very bitter if the accompanying ingredients are not quite right. If you received one of these Foodie Secret Santa Gifts from me please note that the flavors will continue to develop and mellow as it matures.  The flavor also seems to meld with the food it is eaten with and changes from being eaten from the jar 🙂 

Honey Mustard
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Very easy to make, this mustard makes a lovely addition to the Christmas table this festive season. Make your own honey mustard with this simple recipe.
Recipe type: Condiment
Serves: 200 ml
  • 150 grams mustard seeds - I used yellow
  • 90 grams brown sugar
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons dried tarragon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 9 grinds pepper
  • 1 and ½ tablespoons honey
  • 100 ml malt vinegar
  • 50 ml chardonnay vinegar
  1. To a food processor/blender add all of the ingredients except the vinegars and pulse for a couple of minutes to combine
  2. Slowly add the vinegars and continue to mix in the processor until well combined
  3. All the mixture to sit for 12-24 hours
  4. Pot into steralised jars and seal
  5. Use within approximately 12 weeks and store in the fridge
It is best to start this recipe at least two days prior
The rest time for this recipe is not included in the preparation time summary
Time well mellow the flavors of this recipe as the flavors meld
The quantity in this recipe made four jars of mustard for my Foodie Secret Santa recipients (including one for me!) You may wish to start of by halving the recipe.


Below is a peak at what my Secret Foodie Santa sent me.

The biscuits below are all gone. I can’t choose a favorite as they were all fantastic. 

I am dreaming up ways to use the Gingerbread Syrup, if it lasts…I have been taste testing it with a spoon it is starting to disappear! Secret Santa gift number 3 has just shown up this morning and I am looking forward to trying the Spiced Cranberry Sauce. I spied this gift on Instagram arriving to a few other participants and had my fingers crossed a jar might arrive here 🙂  

If you are not following A Fresh Legacy on Instagram, I would love to see you there. 

Be sure to check out the recipes of the other Foodie Secret Santa participants for some last minute baking ideas. 


Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Are you giving food gifts for Christmas?  These treats also make greatly appreciated hostess gifts.







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  • lizzie @ strayedtable December 16, 2013, 11:12 am

    ooh, I want a jar of the cranberry jam too.
    I never thought to even try making my own mustard and boy would it taste good with freshly sliced ham. I am definitely giving this a go. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

    • Kyrstie Barcak December 16, 2013, 9:18 pm

      It is really fabulous Lizzie, I tried it at lunch time with some ham. All of my gifts were. I guess when food bloggers get together and share food it has to be good right? I also wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New year and look forward to reading all of The Garden Share Collective updates in feb after the holidays.

  • Lisa the Gourmet Wog December 16, 2013, 12:21 pm

    You’re amazing! Your honey mustard is going to go down so well on Christmas day! Thanks so much Kyrstie! xx

    • Kyrstie Barcak December 16, 2013, 9:21 pm

      I am so pleased that you like it Lisa. Have a wonderful Christmas and a really spectacular New Year. xx

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef December 16, 2013, 4:58 pm

    Oh this mustard sounds SO good! Everyone on your list was lucky!

  • Claire @ Claire K Creations December 16, 2013, 8:09 pm

    Ooh how good does this look Kyrstie?! I am cooking another ham tomorrow. Wish I’d made some of this up. I will be saving it for next year. I got the gingerbread package too. Oh so good. I can’t wait for the recipe!

  • Lizzy (Good Things) December 17, 2013, 8:34 am

    Kyrstie, I love honeyed mustard and your recipe sounds perfect! My Peter won’t touch mustard in any form, so this is not one for him, but I may make it when I run out of my Canadian honeycup mustard. PS your Taylors Wines are on their way xox

    • Kyrstie Barcak December 18, 2013, 8:31 pm

      Thanks Liz, I adore ham with mustard does Peter use an alternate condiment instead? Thanks for the update on my wine. I am looking forward to trying them 🙂

  • erin @ she cooks, she gardens December 19, 2013, 2:10 pm

    Yum, nothing beats home made mustard. I made it as gifts for friends for Christmas friends one year and everyone raved about it. I like the idea of using honey, will have to give this recipe a go!

    I hope you have a lovely Christmas, Kyrstie. xx

  • Hotly Spiced December 19, 2013, 11:05 pm

    Thanks so much for my honey mustard. I haven’t tried it yet because I’m saving it for my Christmas Eve dinner where I’m serving baked ham. I love how this has Chardonnay vinegar in it xx

  • JJ - 84thand3rd December 20, 2013, 11:58 pm

    So glad you enjoyed the biscuits and syrup! The mustard sounds wonderful, I’ve had a mustard making kit for ages and think I may need to pull it out ;D Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  • Mel @ The cook's notebook December 21, 2013, 4:19 pm

    I love mustard and am looking forward to trying it on our ham – thanks!!

    • Kyrstie Barcak January 6, 2014, 5:57 pm

      You are most welcome Mel, I hope that you enjoy it and have a wonderful Christmas.

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