Homemade English Ale Mustard With Garlic

Total Time
336hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 336 hrs

A delicious and traditional English style artisanal mustard made with good English ale and garlic; the type of mustard that is so expensive to buy in the supermarkets. Home-made mustard is easy to make and very satisfying, as you can add special ingredients to suit your taste. This mustard is wonderful served with all manner of pies, pasties and savoury pastries, as well as cold meats, steaks, roasts and sausages. It is a quick maturing mustard, and is ready to eat in two weeks. Makes an ideal gift, especially for men and BBQ fanatics!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grind the mustard seeds to a smooth powder using either an electric spice grinder or a coffee grinder.
  2. Transfer the ground seeds to a bowl and add the flour, crushed garlic and salt.
  3. Gradually whisk in the ale until it takes on a smooth, creamy consistency.
  4. Spoon the mustard into sterilised jam jars and secure with well-fitting lids.
  5. Leave to mature for at least 2 weeks in a cool place before tasting.


Most Helpful

Looks good, but I need a recipe without flour due to gluten free family members. From what I've read, mustard will thicken up on it's own anyway, so maybe I'll try it and just leave out the flour.

cathyfood January 09, 2016

I'm thinking Christmas. This turnout great and would make a nice gift come the Holidays for someone like my brother who likes spice mustards. DH who is not fond of strong flavors was the only one at lunch who did not care for this mustard. Thank for the post.

Debbwl February 13, 2010

I am signed up for a "cooking gifts" class in the near future and was excited to try making a homemade mustard. I didn't have any canning jars so I packed the mustard into some empty spice bottles I had kept for reuse. I still have another week to wait till I can taste but the smell is fantastic. This was easy and fun to try.

Slatts October 15, 2008

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