This recipe is fun because it uses fruit-flavored vinegars. It also makes a great gift item to share with friends.
Yields 2 cups
1 cup mustard seeds
1 tablespoon mustard powder
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon mashed garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
Generous grating of black pepper
1 tablespoon fruit flavored vinegar such as raspberry, blueberry or strawberry
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/2
1 teaspoon dry thyme
1/4 cup hot water
1.In a non-corrosive bowl, combine the mustard seeds, mustard powder, red wine vinegar, garlic, shallots, honey, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth. Let sit 1 hour then add the fruit vinegar, thyme and water. Check for smoothness and add up to 1/4 cup more warm water if the mixture seems too dry.
2.Pour the mustard into small decorative jars. Cover each jar with plastic wrap before replacing the caps. Let the mustard age a few days before serving. It will keep for three weeks in a cool dark cupboard or for 4 months in the refrigerator.
Source: Priscilla, Chester, Connecticut
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