Country Dijon-Style Mustard
Impress your friends with your adept culinary skills when you tell them that you made the mustard—you don't have to tell them how easy it was.
2 tablespoons brown, white or yellow mustard seed
1/4 cup powdered mustard
1/4 cup dry white wine or water
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
- Place mustard seed into a spice/coffee grinder and grind to desired texture.
- Combine the ground seeds with the powdered mustard; stir in the wine or water and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Stir in the vinegar and salt and mix well. Place mustard in a clean jar and allow to set at room temperature overnight, then refrigerate for several days to two weeks before using to allow the flavors to ripen.
Makes 1 cup.
Tips: For variations on flavor, try adding any one or a combination of the following ingredients to the mustard: 2 tablespoons honey; 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves; 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder; 1/4 teaspoon onion powder. (The measurements are simply suggestions. By all means, add them to your taste.) For another variation you can substitute the dry white wine with beer that has been allow to go flat and is at room temperature.