Thursday, December 10, 2009

Honeyed Whiskey Mustard

Just a quickie today. With the growing abundance of late spring/summer produce, and after last weeks chutney exercise, I've caught the condiment bug. Over the next few weeks, I plan to make some relishes and sauces, but for now, here's an old mustard recipe I've put to work.

Honeyed Whiskey Mustard
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup brown mustard seeds
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup whiskey
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Put the mustard seeds in your food processer; process until mix is powdery but not so you lose the shape of the seed - this will provide texture. Add water, mix and leave to sit for an hour. Add all other ingredients, process until well combined.

Pour into sterilised jars, seal and then store in a dark, cool place. Leave the mustard for a month to mellow before using. Once opened, store in the fridge.
I had a six month old batch that went perfectly with good, aged ham.

Simple as that.


Ruahines said...

Kia ora Nigel,
Wow, being as I love a good mustard, and certainly like whiskey I shall have to give this one a try. Happy holidays.

Nigel Olsen said...

Thanks Robb, again, as with the pan, keep me updated with how it turns out :)

julianz said...

Oh yes! Somewhere I've got a few small bottles of some fairly uninspiring single malts which would make a very good mustard indeed. I'll get onto that right away.

peasepudding said...

Looks like there are some good Christmas gifts lined up there with all the preserves you have been making!

Unknown said...

Will be perfect for Christmas present, Nigel. To answer your question when you popped up my door: I am alright and my little bun inside is I suppose alright too hehehe... I've got rid of the morning sicknesses which is the BEST thing I have ever experienced! Still nibble on mangoes :)) Are you getting busy your way?

Nigel Olsen said...

Alli: That's the plan!

Arfi: Super busy & with Christmas on top of us, it's all getting a bit much. I hope things are going well with you!