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A few mustard recipes

PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:17 am
by grisell
Here are a few mustard recipes, all from Henley's 20th century Home & Workshop Formulas, Recipes and Processes, 1913 edition. I've tried a few of them, and they are excellent. The main issue with home-made mustard is that it could be difficult to grind the seeds finely enough, but even a coarser consistency will work great.
Some of the batches are enormous, so you should probably scale them.

Kirschner Wine Mustard

30 quarts freshly pressed grape juice
5 lbs sugar
3 large hoseradishes

2½ dm cardamom
2½ dm nutmeg
4½ dm cloves
1 oz cinnamon
1 oz ginger
6 lbs brown mustard
9 lbs yellow mustard

Reduce the grape juice to half the quantity over slow fire. Dissolve the sugar in the juice. Pour the syrup through a colander covered with muslin and layered with the horseradishes cut into very thin slices. To the colate add the rest, very finely ground.

Düsseldorf Mustard

10 oz brown mustard
48 oz yellow mustard
96 oz boiling water
64 oz wine vinegar
5 dm cinnamon
15 dm cloves
64 oz sugar
64 oz good white wine

Grind and mix.

German Table Mustard

8 oz bay leaves
5 dm cinnamon
2 dm cardamom
64 oz sugar
96 oz wine vinegar
10 oz brown mustard
48 oz yellow mustard

Grind and mix.

Moutarde de Jésuittes

12 sardels (anchovies)
280 capers
3 pints wine vinegar
4 oz brown mustard
8 oz yellow mustard

Crush sardels and capers. Stir into the boiling vinegar. Add the finely ground mustard.

Tarragon Mustard

40 parts brown mustard
20 parts yellow mustard
6 parts vinegar
6 parts tarragon vinegar

Boil the finely ground mustard in the vinegar and add the tarragon vinegar.

Tarragon Mustard, sharp

Follow the recipe above. To every 100 lbs of the above, add 21 oz white pepper, 5 oz chili and 2½ oz cloves. Let stand for two weeks, then strain.

Moutarde aux Épices

10 lbs yellow mustard
40 lbs brown mustard
1 lb tarragon
5 oz basil
12 dm bay leaves
3 oz white pepper
12 dm cloves
2 dm mace
1 gallon vinegar

Macerate the ground spices in the vinegar to exhaustion, then strain through a muslin. Add the finely ground mustard.

Ravigotte Mustard

2 parts parsley
2 parts chervil
2 parts chives
1 part cloves
1 part garlic
1 part thyme
1 part tarragon
8 parts salt
4 parts olive oil
128 parts white wine vinegar
Yellow mustard, sufficient

The spices must be fresh. Cut or bruise the plants and spices and macerate in the vinegar for three weeks. Strain the liquid and add the salt. Add olive oil and finely ground mustard to desired consistency.


Where the amount of salt in the recipes is not specified, it is to be added to taste.

The 8 oz bay leaves in German Table Mustard above seems strangely much. It probably applies to fresh bay leaves, but even so seems way too much. Use your judgement.

1 gallon = 3.79 litres
1 quart = 0.95 litre
1 pint = 0.47 litre
1 lb (pound) = 454 grams
1 oz (ounce) = 28.3 gram
1 dm (drachm) = 1.78 gram

PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 3:21 pm
by Ruby Slippers
Many, many thanks for all this, Grisell! I can see I'm going to be busy! :D

PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 3:38 pm
by wheels
Some interesting recipes Grisell. There are further recipes here: ... ht=mustard

and here: ... ht=mustard

and my take on an American 'ball park' mustard here: ... =my_weblog


PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 3:53 pm
by grisell
Oh, that's nice!

I love American mustard on hamburgers. That's the only place I use it. I go for Dijon on sausages.



PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:57 am
by mitchamus
living in the other hemisphere, it's hard to get hold of proper German mustard.

If you see it, give some of the Bavarian sweet mustard's a try.

anything from Develey is awesome. ... php?vPos=3

I have to also confess I am very partial to the german Curry Ketchup too.

Re: A few mustard recipes

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:18 pm
by wheels
It should be noted that dm refers to drachm - approx 2.77gm.

Re: A few mustard recipes

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:32 pm
by wheels
That should be 1.77gm! Oops.