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Homemade Dijon Mustard

Homemade Dijon Mustard

I’ve been experimenting with Dijon mustard for a while using different types of vinegar, sweeteners and fresh vs. powdered onion and garlic.  I’ve made several that I liked but none that I loved… until now!  This recipe makes a delicious classic Dijon.  It’s smooth and savory with a nice tang.  I added just a bit of sweetness and spice to balance the flavor without taking away its bite.  Enjoy it on sausage, sandwiches, pretzels, cheese trays and much more!

Dijon mustard

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup ground mustard
  • 1 cup white wine, preferably not too sweet
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 6 black peppercorns

Directions:

  • Put all the ingredients except the ground mustard in a small-medium saucepan and bring to a boil.  As soon as it boils reduce heat to a simmer and cook gently for 20 minutes (uncovered).
  • After 20 minutes or so, strain out the solids and reserve as much of the liquid as possible.
  • Return the liquid to the saucepan, add the ground mustard and stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil.  As soon as it boils reduce heat to a simmer and cook stirring frequently (mustard tends to stick) until you reach your desired consistency, approximately 5-10 minutes (remember it will thicken a bit more when it cools).
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge.

Notes:

 

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