Hot Pepper Mustard

READY IN: 40mins
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Recipe by Jellyqueen

This is my version of a recipe that was in the cookbook I received from my cookbook swap partner, Aunt Paula. It is hot, spicy and sweet. I hope you enjoy as much as I do. I am going to use a good bit of this in gift baskets with a bag of pretzels.

Top Review by Lorac

Excellant. A wonderful balance of heat, sweetness and spice. I have never made mustard before, so I made 1/4 of the recipe. I used 1 jalapeno (we are gringos from New England with weak stomachs). After tasting the mixture, I decided to add the cooked jalapeno pieces. At first, I was surprised by shiny color and sticky texture until I remembered a gourmet mustard I had received as part of a gift basket. I am going to make this for Xmas gifts, the unique flavor and texture makes this mustard very special. (One note of caution - slowly bring the mixture to a boil then remove the pan from the heat or it will be too thick.)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash peppers and place in blender with vinegar.
  2. Blend until peppers are ground fine.
  3. In a saucepan, combine pepper/vinegar combination with salt and water.
  4. Cook until peppers are tender.
  5. Strain through cheesecloth and return liquid to large boiler.
  6. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, turmeric, dry mustard and mustard.
  7. Stir well, making a paste.
  8. Add to boiler and cook over low heat until everything is blended well.
  9. Slowly bring up to a boil, stirring constantly.
  10. It will stick if it is not stirred constantly.
  11. It will thicken as soon as it gets to a boil.
  12. Turn off and dip into prepared jars.
  13. Be sure to wipe rim of jars completely clean with warm towel and place preheated lids on jars and tighten rings.
  14. I use the inversion method of sealing the lids which is to turn upside down for 5 minutes.
  15. Many think this is unsafe, so there is no harm in processing in a water bath for 5 to 10 minutes if it will make you feel a little more comfortable.
  16. Turn upright after 5 minutes and allow to cool completely before moving.

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