Saturday, April 23, 2011

Homemade Honey Dijon Mustard







From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Our mustard fields have just come into bloom, and for a week or so the roadsides here will be lapped by waves of molten gold and yellow. The flowers will be followed by a crop of seeds that will assure both greens and condiments for the coming year. These plants have a rage to live. They are by nature squatters and will grow anywhere they can find room. In a good year, two pounds of seeds, growing on a cultivated acre, will produce a half-billion seeds, and guarantee full larders for the season. As it happens, I use a lot of mustard when I'm cooking for the Easter holiday. There is a ham to glaze and lamb that needs the protection of a coat of crusty persillade. There are also roast potatoes that will be made savory with a sauce whose base is mustard. It sounds like a lot I know, but I use a nuanced hand with the mustard and do not allow its flavor to dominate. Even so, my small jar of Dijon wouldn't be enough for all three dishes While calculating how much I would need for cooking, I realized that I had never made my own. A quick search for a recipe and a pantry raid assured I had everything I need to proceed. So I did. I really enjoy this type of kitchen project. I'm not a glutton for punishment and I don't take "from scratch" as seriously as some, but I like to know that in a pinch I could keep my kitchen running smoothly. Mustard has now been moved from my to-do to can-do list. Here's the recipe I used to make my own Dijon-style mustard. I think you'll like it.

Honey Dijon Mustard...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of The Cook’s Book of Uncommon Recipes

Ingredients:

1 large onion
3 cloves garlic
2 cups dry white wine
4 ounces dry mustard
4 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt

Directions:
1) Peel and finely chop onion. Peel and mince garlic. Combine onion and garlic with wine in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Pour through a strainer and discard onion and garlic.
2) Add dry mustard to flavored wine to make a paste. Add honey, oil, and salt and mix well. Return mixture to saucepan and cook over low heat until it thickens while you stir constantly. (Since there are no thickening agents used, you will be thickening it by evaporating the liquid away.)
3) Cool to room temperature and then stir well and store in a covered jar in refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.







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53 comments:

Nisrine Merzouki said...

I admire you for making honey mustard at home. Thank you for showing us how.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Mary
Happy Easter by Igor e Myriam :)

Jean said...

that's what real home cooking is about, making everything including the sauces from scratch :) u go mary!

Hovkonditorn said...

Homemade mustard is really nice!

Lenia said...

Good morning,dear Mary!Thank you so much for your visit and kind words!Here in your blog I have found hundreds of "perfect bites"!!!I am a mustard fun and I have never made my own!I will definitely give it a try!I 'll be back!Happy Easter,dear:)))

My Little Space said...

Mary, I have bookmarked this! Have to make this. I love dijon mustard and yours verson sounds much easier and yet simple. Thanks for sahring.
Hope you're having a great time with your family.
Kristy

My Little Space said...

Btw, those green leaves! We called it as 'choy sum' here. We use it to make stir fried, simple boiled and cooking with noodles.

Chele said...

Mmmmmmmmm - this would be great to serve along side my BBQ ... just as soon as the weather decides to cheer up!

From the Kitchen said...

I would have never thought to make my own Dijon mustard. It must be in the stars since I have saved (moved it from CA to TX to SC to here) an ancient Dijon mustard jar. If nothing else, I can prove to my husband that I would, indeed, find a use for it!!

Happy Easter!

Best,
Bonnie

Mildred said...

Oh my older brother would love this recipe!

Happy Easter.

Rita said...

I am always learning some thing new when I come to visit you Mary.
Happy Easter.
Rita

Adelina said...

oh, cow I miss the green fields that yield crops, not just grass! a must in my pantry, and worth trying out the recipe- just to please my curiosity!

Ben said...

Mary, as an avid mustard-user I love the whole idea of making your own honey-dijon, something I'd never considered doing before, but will certainly look to do in the future. Thank you for this wonderful post!

Ben
http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That looks delicious. Diane

laurie said...

yum, honey mustard,, i'm trying your recipe for our easter Ham,, thankyou for sharing,,,

Elin said...

Mary...love your version of dijon mustard . Have bookmarked it and thanks for sharing the recipe , nothing beats homemade ones :)

Happy Easter ,
Elin

Lucie said...

Beautiful photos! It's nice to see a recipe for true, homemade mustard--I don't come across them very often!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Homemade Honey Dijon. It looks delicious, what a great idea!

June said...

Looks delicious Mary and it's on my list to make this weekend. We use a lot of mustard in this house too, enough that we bought a 4 pound 6 ounce can of Coleman's dry mustard via Amazon a while ago and we're through about half of it.

Elaine said...

Mmm...this has got to be so much better than dijon in a jar! I would love to try making some. I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter weekend, Mary.

Chiara said...

nice recipe Mary!i have never made my own...I'll try! Happy Easter !

Anna A. said...

homemade honey dijon mustard sounds incredible. I would like to dip some pretzels in this.

Parsley Sage said...

Well done! I'm incredibly envious of your new mustard stock. I also tend to cook alot with mustard. It's one of my favorite ingredients (along with garlic!) Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you have a lovely Easter!

Kelly said...

How fun! Even though I have made a lot of things from scratch but never mustard! I love this idea. I will have go try it myself and love the idea of taking this and coming up with different flavor combos - tarragon mustard, champagne mustard, etc.

Farmer Jo said...

I have been wanting to make mustard, this looks like a great recipe to start with. We love dijon around here :)

Swathi said...

Homemade dijon mustard looks awesome. Best is homemade no doubt about that.

MissCakeBaker said...

Mustard really finishes off a meal - I'm so impressed you have made your own.

Gloria said...

Look perfect and nice, my daugther love Honey Dijon Mustard I have to make for her, Hav a nice and happy Blessing Easter!! huggs gloria

Ginny said...

Really interesting, I have never seen a recipe for mustard before! It looks like some of the wild plants that are growing around here! I need to get my plant I.D. book and check it out. Hope you have a lovely Easter.

Valérie said...

It doesn't get more DIY than this. I'm really impressed!

Kath said...

That looks like a great recipe, Mary! Thanks!

Happy Easter to you and your family!

teresa said...

as always, your pictures are just breathtaking. this looks delicious, anything homemade is better!

tasteofbeirut said...

Great idea to make it at home!

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

Wow, there's something I'd never think to make from scratch! I bet it's so superior to the bottled or jarred stuff though!

- Maggie

Cooking Gallery said...

You're a true domestic Goddess, Mary...! Making mustard at home, I wouldn't have the guts to do so...! Thanks for showing us the method and I wish you a Happy Easter :)

cajunlicious said...

Mary, I am so glad you posted this. I LOVE honey mustard and can't wait to try this.

Have a Happy Easter!

Joanne said...

I do love honey mustard and I've definitely wondered how to make it at home! This recipe sounds perfect for all my honey mustard needs!

Claudia said...

I'm speechless. Commentless. You made your own mustard! This couldn't be grander. Happy Easter, Mary and blessings to your home.

Elin said...

Mary , I have tag you for the Easter Party Game :)

Marsha @ The Harried Cook said...

wow! mustard from scratch? that is so cool... this sounds so good! Thank you for sharing... Happy Easter! :)

Maria said...

I can't wait to try this! Thank you for sharing this and have a lovely Easter Mary!

Chelsea said...

I'd never thought to make my own mustard! That's fantastic!

Monet said...

Oh yum! I just had a great turkey sandwich today for lunch, but I wish I would have had some of this mustard. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a blessed day tomorrow. I'm here with my love and my family, and I'm so thankful for the hope that comes on Easter morning. Take care!

Victor said...

I love putting honey mustard in my sandwiches. Love your interpretation of dijon-style.

Happy Easter, Mary!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Happy happy easter! What a beautiful sight :)

lena said...

this is another good sharing, sure this is very helpful to many!

yummychunklet said...

Funny. I really don't like mustard, but honey mustard is acceptable to me. I can't wait to try this recipe!

monah http://graciouscottage.com/ said...

Hi,

Happy Easter.

Your recipes are making me hungry. I love everything.

I invite you to visit me too.

Graciously,
monah

Suman Singh said...

Wow..you made this at home..very impressive and inspiring...love the recipe..thanks for sharing!

Wendy Irene said...

That honey mustard sounds wonderful!! I bet that would make a great dressing as well. Love the beautiful pictures!

That Girl said...

This is so much fancier than my honey mustard where I literally combine prepared honey and prepared mustard!

Dee said...

Oh my gosh! Homemade mustard, who would have thought! I am putting this one in my recipe file.

This is my first time visiting your blog (thanks for commenting on mine and therefore bringing my attention to yours). I love how you post the "one year ago, today" etc. That is such a neat idea.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mary. I hope you had a nice Easter with your family.

It never occurred to me to make my own mustard, but this ingredient list sounds interesting.

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