Monday, January 5, 2009

Sweet Hot Mustard

Submitted by: LindaOne of our family favorite recipes is for homemade Sweet Hot Mustard. Despite buying different brands from various places, we haven't found a store-bought mustard that tastes this good! My husband Craig really loves this mustard, and enjoys making it so that we can give it away during the holidays. Here's a photo of him in December 1988 making mustard in our first apartment. (I still like that 80's "Magnum PI" mustache).
Now here's Craig, in December 2008, using the same recipe. The mustache is gone, but the recipe lives on. There is something special about a recipe that stands the test of time.
Here is the recipe:
Sweet Hot Mustard
4 oz. dry mustard (about 1 and 1/5 C.)
1 C. cider vinegar
1 1/4 C. sugar
6 eggs

Combine dry mustard and vinegar, let it sit for a few minutes. Stir in sugar, add the eggs, one at a time, and beat as you add, with a whisk.

Put over cold water in double boiler. Beat until the consistency you want over the boiling water. Pour into jars. Will thicken a little when cool. Refrigerate. This recipe fills 3 -4 half pint jars.

Note: We get our dry mustard in a large jar from Smart and Final. It is way too expensive in the small spice jars from the regular grocery store. Also, I found my double boiler at IKEA and it was inexpensive. If you don't have a double boiler, you can nest a small saucepan into a larger one, but having the right tools always makes a job easier.


valarie said...

yum! thanks for posting this recipe linda. i had a taste of this at em-dub's house a while ago and LOVED it! i was just thinking about it and will definitely be making a jar or two or nine! ;]

Annette said...

this stuff is soooo good. I want to bake a ham just so we can have ham sandwiches and this Sweet hot mustard :D

Annette said...

I grilled some chicken breast last night and mixed my favorite bbq sause and some of this sweet hot mustard.. It was fabulous.. Larry even liked it and he's PICKY :D