Taste Tested: Homemade Maple Mustard

Making mustard at home is not as hard as you think — in fact, with less than a half hour of actual work, you can have your own personally designed mustard. A�The hardest part is the waiting as you can’t dig in right away!

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“All of us here in the OCTA office have dabbled in the fine art of mustard making at least once. A�There’s something therapeutic about embarking on trying to make something so ubiquitous from scratch. A�Sure, you could just buy a jar of mustard for 3 bucks — but it just snowed for the umpteenth time this winter and you need something fun to fill your Sunday morning. A�Besides, this is not about cost saving. A�It’s about feeding your sun starved soul. A�Take that old man winter!”

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Recipe: Homemade Maple Mustard

No sweet tooth? Sub-in tarragon, rosemary or grated horseradish for the maple and you’ve got yourself a tangy treat ready for baseball season.

Ingredients

  • 1/6 cup Canadian brown mustard seeds
  • 1/6 cup Canadian yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/3 cup Ontario apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup dry white Ontario wine (or beer!)
  • 1 tablespoon Ontario maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    optional: for those who like their mustard ballpark yellow, you can add 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric to the mix.

Instructions

  1. Crush the brown mustard seeds in a mortal and pestle.
  2. Combine all other ingredients, in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Mix crushed mustard seeds with blended mixture. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons of water if the mustard is too thick.
  4. Jar and let stand for 2-3 days before using.Tip: Like a smooth mustard? Skip step one and pulse it all!
    Storage: The mustard will keep for up to 6 months refrigerated, although it�s best if used within one month.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 2-3 days

Number of servings (yield): 1 cup

About Taste Tested

From the farm to the table, it�s easy to be inspired by Ontario�s endless parade of edibles. WithA�?Taste Tested?, OCTA�s staff are sharing their freshest finds and dishing outA�their favourites of the season. A�Come discover what�s on our table � literally!

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    1. […] Stir ingredients together in sauce pan. Heat through and brush onto ham throughout cooking process. Makes enough for a 12lb ham. Serve with generous helping of homemade maple mustard! […]

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