The holidays are here and that means mustard. It began years ago when a family friend delivered this mustard to our door every year with little Pepperidge Farm Toasts to slather it on. Yummy, yummy. Very yummy. So yummy, that I try to make it also during the holiday season. It is great served with dried sausages or on kosher salami. Super duper on sandwiches and well, I will tell you, just by itself on toast. My mouth is now watering. Now I know for many of you that mustard is not something you often think about. But once you make THIS mustard you will not forget it. It keeps in your fridge forever, but it will not last that long.
|The Original Recipe in my Mom's handwriting|
I buy the Colman’s brand dry mustard that comes in a 4 oz tin that is equivalent to about a cup of dry mustard. It is spicy and you can feel your nose burn just a bit when you smell it. I prefer to think of it as a magical tingle. I did go to the Colman’s website-http://www.colmansusa.com/ and read that they use a special mix of white mustard and brown mustard seed. I think this is what makes it so potent. You can use other brands of dry mustard which I think probably cost a bit less. I did see it available online for less than the grocery charges. (Just a tip). If you make this it will be your easiest, most remembered gift and you will then have to make it for the rest of life. But you won’t mind. The hard part is you have to let it rest for 5 days on your countertop before you refrigerate it. This lets it ripen and mature so that it is ready when you just can’t take it any longer. So, if you can muster the strength, pass the mustard, Please!
Ane one last note that I picked up from the Colmans site-mustard increases your metabolism. So starting January 1 you can bet that a spoonful of mustard will be in my tummy daily! Well, if not before.
|This is all you need!|
Sweet and Hot Green Onion Mustard
(I changed the proportions a bit since Colman's comes in a 4oz can and what would you do with leftover dried mustard; though I could think of a few things!)
1 1/4c flour sifted
1/2c plus 1 1/2T sugar
1T plus 3/4t salt
1 c dry mustard
1 1/2c plus 1 1/2T white vinegar
6 green onions minced
Mix flour, sugar, salt and mustard together. Add vinegar and mix until blended. Stir in green onions. Let ripen 5 days on countertop. Then refrigerate.
|This makes one quart. Now go buy some cute little jars while it is ripening so you have them ready for gifts!|