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Homemade Orange Mustard with Coriander and Apple Vinegar

by Adina 29/02/2016 21 comments

My final post in this Orange Series and also the 200th recipe on Where Is My Spoon. I can’t believe there are so many already, I feel like I’ve just started. Now that I think of it, I should have probably posted a cake recipe to celebrate….. but there is no orange cake recipe in my folder anymore, so homemade mustard will have to do.

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Making your own mustard must sound like a crazy idea to many, I mean, there are so many kind of mustards out there, they are good, mostly free of weird stuff, so why bother? Well, I do like to bother for things like this, experimenting, just wanting to know how things are made and if I can make them better than the standard. And I think I managed in the case of this mustard.

I love plain mustard that you can buy in the store and always have 3 jars in the fridge: Dijon, medium German one and sweet, grainy mustard. But I was never lucky in finding a flavored mustard that I really like, they are often too sweet, the particular aroma is too strong and too chemical (and I remember here a particularly bäh fig mustard) and even if I like it a little bit, I never like it enough to eat it regularly, so I end up throwing away half of the mustard just to make some place in the fridge.

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So when I was thinking about the recipes I would like to share during the orange period, I thought why not try a mustard again. If it’s not good, it’s not such a big deal, the ingredients are cheap, the work is minimal and the portion reasonable, so why not, I can always make something else if this doesn’t work out. But I think it did work out, I totally love the mustard, my husband as well, we like it on bread with some cheese or ham on top, we like it with some nice sausages and it is absolutely great when used to make a salad dressing. And I can wait to make some eggs in mustard sauce again and use this one. The half of it is already gone and I only made it last week.

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The best thing about it, except the orange flavor, is the heat. It is really there, so be aware about that when making this, this is not your plain, medium mustard. It is really hot, but in a way that I find quite different from the heat of a Dijon mustard for instance. It makes me think more of the heat of wasabi, although there is no horseradish involved here. The heat really kicks from behind. I used quite a lot of orange peel, so the aroma really comes through, we love that, but you can definitely reduce the amount of peel used if you would like a more delicate orange flavor. Just be sure to use organic, untreated oranges, you don’t want the chemicals in your mustard. After making the mustard, transfer it to a bowl and leave it uncovered, in the kitchen, overnight. This will affect the oxidation and fermentation process making the mustard more intensive and hotter.

I made the mustard in my Thermomix, but you can grind the ingredients in another food processor or in a coffee grinder for instance. I like a mortar , it works well as well, but I just don’t have the patience to use it to grind larger amounts of spices. Mmh, I am just eating a slice of dark bread with orange mustard and cheese as we speak. So delicious! I found the recipe on my favorite (German) cooking site Chefkoch.

mustard homemade Homemade Orange Mustard with Coriander and Apple Vinegar

Homemade Orange Mustard


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Serves: 3 small jars

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  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz yellow mustard seeds
  • 50 g/ 1.7 oz brown mustard seeds
  • 5 g/ 0.17 oz coriander seeds
  • 3 organic oranges
  • 75 g/ 2.6 oz sugar
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger, about 5 cm/ 2 inches
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 300 ml/ 1 ¼ cup apple or white wine vinegar
  1. Place the mustard corns and the coriander seeds in a food processor and grind them finely. Alternatively you can do this in a coffee grinder or using a mortar.
  2. Wash the oranges with hot water, dry them well and grate the zest. Place it in a small bowl, add the sugar and rub everything together with the fingers until well mixed.
  3. Halve and juice the oranges. Pour the juice in a small pan, bring to a boil and let cook until reduced to 100 ml/ a bit less than ½ cup. It took me about 20 minutes to achieve that, but it depends very much on the size of the pan, so keep checking. Let the juice cool slightly, than sieve it over the ground mustard. Add the orange zest-sugar mixture, grated ginger, salt and vinegar and mix everything very well together.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a clean bowl and leave uncovered, in the kitchen, overnight. Transfer to clean, small jars and refrigerate.
  5. Hot and flavorsome homemade orange mustard


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Kate @ Framed Cooks 29/02/2016 - 13:24

First of all, congrats on 200 posts! And while I’ve made my own ricotta, butter, peanut butter and various other staples, I’ve never made my own mustard…but you are inspiring me! 🙂

Adina 29/02/2016 - 14:20

Thank you, Kate. Mustard is so easy to make and so delicious, I hope you try it. And you are inspiring me now: I make peanut butter all the time and I managed to make butter unintentionally by whipping cream beyond the right point but have never tried to make ricotta. I am going to try that soon.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 29/02/2016 - 15:55

Congrats on your 200th post, Adina! Woot woot! While a cake would have been lovely, I must say this mustard is pretty fab! SO creative to pair orange with mustard! Totally need to try this ASAP! Sounds delicious! Cheers, girlfriend!

Adina 29/02/2016 - 18:46

I hope you try it, Cheyanne, you’ll like it for sure. 🙂

Evi @ greenevi 29/02/2016 - 17:59

This looks simply stunning! I have made orange mustard several times in my life but mine looked never this beautiful. Have to make your version.
Also congrats on your 200th post 🙂

Adina 29/02/2016 - 18:47

Thank you, Evi, let me know if you like it. 🙂

marcela 29/02/2016 - 19:03

AWESOME! orange mustard sounds amazing!

Adina 01/03/2016 - 08:32

Thank you, Marcela. 🙂

Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop 01/03/2016 - 02:58

200! Congrats!!! And way to go!!! I love that you did this mustard. The orange sounds like a perfect accompaniment to the mustard!

Adina 01/03/2016 - 08:32

Thank you, Kathy.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 01/03/2016 - 10:45

Many congratulations on your 200th post Adina. This orange mustard looks simply awesome!

Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table 01/03/2016 - 15:47

I’m a huge mustard fan, too, and really do need to make my own. I’m just like you – have multiple bottles on hand but stay away from buying a big jar of flavored mustard because it just seems so limiting. But making my own – and all the lovely ways you suggest to use it here – sounds perfect. Especially a fan of the hot orange variety – a little heat and sweet is always welcome!

Balvinder 01/03/2016 - 16:55

Well congratulations for your 200th post, Adina! I do many homemade condiments but have never thought of making my own mustard. Although in I one time ground up two different types of mustard to cook fish in it.
Saving this recipe for later use!

[email protected]'s Recipes 01/03/2016 - 17:22

Well done, Adina! The citrus flavoured mustard must be extremely delicious.

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass 01/03/2016 - 17:40

What a great idea Adina, I really love homemade mustard and with orange peel too. So clever and I would love to try this. My aunt makes and cans a mustard — she calls it Mighty Mustard, and it is might indeed. We love it. I would love your mustard on a ham sandwich!!! Congratulations on #200! That calls for a celebration!

Adina 07/03/2016 - 17:24

Thank you, Allie.

Anca 09/03/2016 - 06:26

It sounds intriguing. I never tried to make my own mustard, I always though of it as a shop-bought ingredient. But I would like to try your recipe, it’s too interesting not to try it. 🙂

Adina 09/03/2016 - 10:01

Thank you, Anca. I used to think that too, but when it comes to flavored mustard, I think the homemade versions are much better.

Priya 12/03/2016 - 12:46

Omg … I miss this post last time.. I love that you tried orange for making mustard.. I am sure I will fall in live with thus once I make it in my kitchen because I can feel the freshness of oranges already

Adina 13/03/2016 - 11:05

I think you will like it, Priya, the orange flavor is really there and so good.


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