Gift Worthy: Spicy Homemade Mustard Recipe
If you are stressing out about Christmas shopping, take a deep breath and consider creating your own homemade gifts in the kitchen. I’m pleased to bring back an annual favorite: Gift-Worthy Recipes.
Mustard – believe it or not – makes a great holiday gift. Cookies, candy, and other sweets are great, but all that sugar can be overwhelming this time of the year. Giving a condiment like mustard is a great substitute for all of that sweetness. Plus, it lasts a long time, so there’s no pressure to consume it within a short amount of time like some other food gifts.
About This Recipe
If you prefer a spicy, knock-your-socks-off mustard, you’re going to like this one. Keep in mind – the flavor of this mustard will soften ever so slightly after a few days. However, if you prefer a more mellow mustard you have a few options:
- Add more honey
- Add mayonnaise right before serving
- Check out my homemade mustard board on Pinterest for other recipes
Make It Even More Gift-Worthy
Looking to give more than just a container of mustard as a gift? Consider these tips:
- Assemble a gift box with this homemade mustard, a package of cheese, artisan salami, and crackers
- Give your recipient a trio of homemade condiments: Homemade mustard, homemade barbecue sauce, and homemade ketchup
- Include a gift card to a gourmet food store
Giving something homemade as a gift is a win-win. Your recipient will love the time and thought you put into your personalized gift. Plus, you will end up saving money. And my personal favorite part? I get to spend even more time in the kitchen before Christmas!
Stay tuned for more food gifts in the next couple of weeks. Be sure to like my Facebook page for Cheap Recipe Blog updates. Thanks for stopping by!
Spicy Homemade Mustard Recipe
Yield: 1 1/2 cups mustard
Prep Time: 10 min
- 1/2 cup mustard seeds (brown or yellow)
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon ground tumeric
- Place mustard seeds in a mixing bowl. Add enough water to cover the seeds by three inches. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 12 hours.
- Drain water. Placed mustard seeds, vinegar, water, garlic, salt, honey, and tumeric to a blender. Blend until smooth. Place mustard in an airtight jar and store in the fridge. Mustard will keep refrigerated for up to two months.