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 :-)
- 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
- To a food processor/blender add all of the ingredients except the vinegars and pulse for a couple of minutes to combine
- Slowly add the vinegars and continue to mix in the processor until well combined
- All the mixture to sit for 12-24 hours
- Pot into steralised jars and seal
- Use within approximately 12 weeks and store in the fridge
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.
Are you giving food gifts for Christmas? These treats also make greatly appreciated hostess gifts.
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