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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Swedish Mustard


Bill's grandfather used to make Swedish mustard, with Bill helping occasionally.   To crush the mustard seeds, he used a large bowl and a 10 pound iron ball.  He placed the mustard seed in the bowl and moved the ball around and around in circles to crush the seeds.  It took at least an hour or two and he would pass the ball off to any one he could. 

My MIL, Alice, in later years used a blender to crush the seeds, and I use a food processor.  I always thought it was the vinegar that determined how much heat would be in the mustard.  She informed me that is not the case; it is the quantity of sugar that determines it.   The more sugar, the hotter the mustard is!!

If you love hot spicy mustard, this recipe is for you!  It's not for the timid palate.  

                                            

Swedish Mustard

Ingredients:

1 cup dry mustard seeds, black or dark brown
1 cup white vinegar, approximately
1/4 cup granulated sugar, approximately

Method:  

Pour a little vinegar over mustard seeds and let stand for 10 minutes.
Put half of mustard seeds in a blender with 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
Switch blender back and forth from low to high.
When it starts to thicken, or turn yellow, add 2 teaspoons of sugar and a little more vinegar.
It takes about 5 minutes.
Remove mixture from blender and place in a bowl.
Repeat steps for the remaining half of mustard seeds.
After it is finished, return mixture from bowl to blender.
All the mustard will be ground now.
Whirl the mixture for a minute or so.
Keep adding sugar and vinegar until all is used.
If too thick, add more vinegar.
And remember, if you want it hotter, add more sugar!



Yum!  It is the perfect condiment with a kick!


37 comments:

  1. that DOES sound good. We love mustard on everything over here. Colemans on a grilled steak....ummmmm.

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  2. I've never tried making mustard before but this sounds wonderful. My hubby loves mustard!

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  3. Linda at Lime in the Coconut: I love it and am preparing for National Mustard Day on the first Saturday of August! Thanks!


    SavoringTime in the Kitchen: this would be a great surprise for your husband! I read where over 700 million pounds of mustard are consumed worldwide each year and I eat my share! Thanks for the visit!

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  4. une belle recette que je ne connais pas en plus elle parait facile à faire c'est parfait
    bonne journée

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  5. Fimere, glad you like the recipe! It is easy and turns out great! Thanks!

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  6. Never heard of this before, though we use lots of mustard seeds in our cooking.Thanks for this authentic recipe Pam
    Also thanks for visiting collaborative curry :-)

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  7. Gulmohar, you're welcome and thanks for the visit!

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  8. Your foodie playlist is a unique twist! I am listening to the spam song and it just kills me! Love it and I HATE SPAM!!!!! It's a fun list!!

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  9. um Swedish mustard...my Danish Grandma used to make a baked cod dinner and serve it with mustard gravy. The gravy was your basic white sauce made with a butter and flour rue and then add the rich brown mustard to taste. It might sound weird but it is just devine. As long as you have the fresh batch of mustard you might want to try it.

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  10. Good Lord Almighty!
    It NEVER occurred to me that people actually MADE mustard!
    Whole grained strong mustard is my fav, it looks wonderful. Where's a nicely browned brat? My hubby would love one right now, and so would I.

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  11. Fascinating Pam - I love mustard (Dijon or Tewkesbury - which has a little honey in it) and use it in cheese sauces, casseroles and gravy. I sometimes get herbs and spices given to me from friends back from their travels and have some mustard seeds. I wasn't quite sure what to do with them . . . but now I know! Thanks!

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  12. Karen Deborah ~ Thanks! I barely allow spam in through the door. If my hubby wants it, he cooks it. There are just some things I won't do! grin! The song is funny!

    Delicious with the cod dinner! My mother-in-law cooked that also and with this mustard. It makes a great gravy for the cod - it must be a Scandinavian thing! I will have to do that now that I have been reminded of it. Thanks!

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  13. corgidogmama, wonders never cease, do they? Look at what you've been missing! It actually could bring tears to your eyes if you add enough sugar!

    Sorry, we ate your brats and I have got to tell you they were really good with a lot of mustard slapped on them!!!

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  14. I haven't made mustard from seed before. this sound great.
    Mimi

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  15. Sue ~ I love Dijon mustard also and I add it a lot to seafood dishes. Great, now you know how to use your mustard seeds! Thanks!

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  16. Thanks, Mimi! It's good to see you!

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  17. I have never heard of this dish before. Looks &sounda great!!!tnx for sharing this authentic recipe Pam.

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  18. Wow, Pam, I've never heard of making mustard from seeds like this. It is a very interesting recipe. Funny how sugar makes it hotter. Whoda thunk it?!

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  19. Sangi, you're welcom! Thanks!

    Kathleen, Thanks! It was new to me also until my MIL made it.

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  20. wow!i would never think to do this! looks great!

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  21. How nice.. this is fantastic..

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  22. Simply Life, thanks! I'm glad you stopped by!


    Nostalgia, thanks to you also! It is fantastic!

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  23. Wow- what a cool way to make mustard! I would love to try this at home.

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  24. Phoo-D, thanks! I hope you try it!!

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  25. I love mustard! This sounds great! I have to try it soon!

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  26. Erica, thanks! Hope you make it!

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  27. Pam - what a wonderful recipe to share! Your blog is lovely. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for your kind message - I shall be following you - don't want to miss a thing. Thank you for following me too. Love Lucie x

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  28. Hi Pam, Hang in there, Spring has Sprung around here in the SouthEast. In the mean time, keep cooking and sharing these fantastic recipes. I'd love to put the mustard on my blog. Every sandwich needs good condiments. What do you think? Any objections? Thanks for coming by, more later, Keri (a.k.a. Sam)

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  29. I'd love to make my own mustard - this sounds like fun! I am so surprised that it's the amount of sugar that determines how hot it gets! I wonder why that is??

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  30. Lucie, you are so kind, thank you! I look forward to reading more of yours, they're great! Love to you!
    Pam

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  31. Hi Sam and Keri! It finally started warming up here late yesterday, getting rid of the snow! Yipeee!!!

    I'm glad you like the mustard! Go for it and post it, that is fine with me! I would be honored! But, geeze, I'd really love to have one of your sandwiches! Keep up with your great posts and have a good day!

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  32. Hi Karen! I'm not sure why it is the sugar that makes it hot. If it sets in the refrigerator for a while and loses pungency, adding a little sugar revives it. I'd don't know anything about the chemistry of stuff. :-) Glad you stopped by!

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  33. Oh, I simply must make this! It looks like it would really go well with some brats. :-)

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  34. I have a meat market that marinates their meat in a mustard sauce-I will have to try this. thanks.

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  35. this is interesting.....I never thought of making our own mustard! tq for such a clever idea Pam.:)

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  36. Sugar makes it hotter? Got to try this! We love mustard, all types!

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  37. Thanks to all of you!

    Bit of Butter: It does and is delicious with a pork roast also.

    Esme: Ummm! Your meat market sounds like the best with the mustard sauce!

    Zurin, you're welcome! I didn't know people made their own mustard until my MIL did! ;)

    katiez: The sugar amazed me too! Hope you try it, it's spicy and tangy!

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