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If you're familiar with mustard as that squeezy yellow bottle sat next to the ketchup, it's time to get creative, learn how to make homemade mustard, and discover there's so much more to mustard than hot dog time.
French, English, German, Dijon, honey, wholegrain ... mustard comes in many delicous guises and is unsurprisingly claimed to be, not only one of the oldest, but also one of the most popular condiments in the world.
We take a closer look at how to add variety and interest to the beloved staple by varying heat and intensity making it perfect for any occasion. After all where would we be without that beloved tang in our sandwiches, or kick in our salad dressings and sauces?
What is Mustard?
Mustard is made from the ground seeds of the mustard plant which are then mixed into a liquid.
The heat and intensity of the mustard will be defined by the seeds you use, as well as the liquid you choose to mix into the ground mustard seeds. For a finishing touch salt, pepper, honey, spices, herbs can always be added depending on taste.
Your choices will determine how fierce and long lasting your mustard is.
How to Make Homemade Mustard
Making your own mustard gives you total control of heat, viscosity and acidity. From homemade mustard with champagne to mustard caviar try experimenting with different mustard seeds and liquids to adapt to your taste.
Leaning how to make mustard at home is as simple as this 5 steps laid out by this useful food infographic from homemadecollective.com below. Why not have a go and find out the many ways with mustard?