Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is an adaptation of a grainy honey mustard recipe I found at about.com ... I couldn't find a recipe for a simple maple mustard anywhere, so I tried my own. To be honest, it didn't taste that great right after I finished it -- and two days out, it still wasn't winning any awards. But now I'm four days out, and it tastes GREAT -- the maple flavor isn't pronounced, but it definitely has a different flavor than honey mustards. You can make it spicier by using brown mustard seeds, or sweeter by adding more maple syrup.
- 2⁄3 cup yellow mustard seeds
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup white wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup maple syrup (use the real thing)
- Blend the mustard seeds and powder in a spice grinder or coffee mill. Blend to the consistency you want (but leave it a little grainy).
- Mix mustard powder and seeds with water in a glass bowl and cover with a cloth. Let sit on a countertop for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Stir flour into mustard base. Add vinegar and maple syrup and stir well. If you want a smoother texture, blend with an immersion blender.
- Store at room temperature, tightly covered, stirring every day until it tastes the way you want it to. (I left mine out on the counter for about four days.).
- Refrigerate. It keeps in the refrigerator for up to six months.