Saturday, December 14, 2013
Marvellous Mustard. December 14th 2013
My mustard has almost run out so time to make some more. I have been doing a bit of experimenting with my mustard recipe this time. First of all I made my favourite Rosemary Mustard. For a bit of variety I am also trying a Tarragon and Honey Mustard and a Lemon Mustard. They will need to mature for a few weeks until we try them out. They will have to be good to beat the Rosemary version though!
It is such as easy recipe.
1/2 cup of yellow mustard seeds
1/4 cup black mustard seeds
1 Tablespoon mustard powder
Grind to coarse meal in a spice grinder.
Add 1/2 cup cider vinegar and and 1-2 teaspoons of chopped rosemary
Add 1/2 cup oil
2 teaspoons black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons flour
Mix all together. Blend if you want a smooth mustard but I prefer a grainy mustard so just mix by hand.
The Tarragon version has 1 teaspoon chopped Tarragon a 2 tablespoons of honey.
The Lemon version has zest and juice of one lemon
While I had the spine grinder out of the cupboard, I decided to make some of Moroccan spice called Ras Hanout which can be used in tagines or sprinkled on meats before barbecuing. I think there a million and one ways to make it but basically it is a mix of things like cinnamon, cumin,cloves,fenugreek, fennel seeds and mustard all about in equal proportions.