Monday, December 26, 2011

Finnish Mustard

It's no secret how much I love mustard.  Over the past three years I've pretty much professed my undying love for the golden-hued sauce of joy.  So, it should come as no surprise that I chose Tessa Kiros' Finnish Mustard to top my Christmas ham.  We all know that ham just begs for mustard.  They belong together.  Kinda like peanut butter and jelly. 

Finnish Mustard
Adapted from Falling Cloudberries by Tessa Kiros
Makes 1-1/3 cups

Tessa says, "We almost always had a jar of this in the house:  my mother loves her mustard.  This is wonderful - so quick to make and it will keep well for a few weeks in a glass jar in the fridge.  You could find it becomes essential for cold meat sandwiches or roast ham and with smoked sausages and gravlax.  I imagine it would be nice with any mustard powder you use, but this is the way my mother always makes it."

1/3 cup hot English mustard powder 
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
juice of half a lemon

Mix the mustard powder, sugar, and salt together in a bowl, squashing out the lumps with a wooden spoon.  Put in a small saucepan over low heat with the cream, oil, vinegar, and lemon juice, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring often, then remove from the heat when it darkens and thickens.  Stir now and then while it cools and then pour into glass jars.  Store it in two shorter jars rather tha a tall jar where it will be difficult to reach the last bit of mustard with a spoon,  Keep in the fridge.
Theme: Winter Wonderland

60 comments:

  1. Mmmm...mmmm...mmmm! That is a tasty looking plate =). Believe it or not, I made this this morning and my ham is slathered and cooking right now. My day-after-Christmas-ham ;P

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  2. I just knew this recipe would find its way here!

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  3. I totally agree that ham and mustard are made for one another. I am so making this with our next dinner.

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  4. Oh this sounds good! I have that book, how did I miss this!

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  5. Haha whenever I see mustard lately, I think of you because I know how much you adore it. :) Sounds like the perfect Christmas meal, then!

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  6. So glad you made the mustard - looks good. As you say, mustard and ham are just made for each other.
    Sue xo

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  7. Those are some interesting ingredients. I'll bet it was wonderful. Hope you had a merry Christmas.

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  8. oh wow, i have to try this! i happen to have some leftover ham that is begging for this mustard sauce. i love how rich and creamy it is!

    i hope you had a lovely christmas! i love pics of your kids with santa, christmas is so fun with kids this age!

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  12. I'll be honest, I mostly it mustard on my all beef hot dog and some sandwiches. Most other times I stay away from it - but it sounds interesting. lately I've been watching a lot of cooking shows and I've been trying new things. Maybe mustard can be something I can look into?

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  14. That looks absolutely delicious! My mouth just started watering with the macro shot, must be so yummy! =)

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    2. I love foodie blogs, even though I could never keep up the momentum myself. I just love cooking and eating. I would end up forgetting to document everything! Haha.
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  16. That looks absolutely delicious! My mouth just started watering with the macro shot, must be so yummy! =)

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  17. Wowee! I bet that is delicious atop some ham.

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  18. Ham and mustard are such a good combination...I would love this!

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  19. Just made me wanna drive to McDonalds :)

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  20. You had me at golden-hued sauce of joy. I have similar unnaturally strong feelings about horseradish.

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  21. Found your blog on Blogs of Note. Congrats on getting featured. This blog has a lot of good recipes!

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  22. Yum, yum, and yum. This is going to the top of my must make list. Your picture makes me want to eat it right now!

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  23. your food looks sooooo ggooodddd!! lol delicious!

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  25. Ah I wish I could cook. My cooking skills are a joke which is sort of helpful to me as I'm a stand up comedian :P

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  26. wow.. i wish my mom could cook it for me, hehe..
    nice share..

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  28. I have my eye on this mustard too - heavenly!

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  29. I love mustard too and have not seen anything like this, thanks for sharing.

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  30. ai que delicia!mida mida eu quero comer!!

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  31. I don't think there is a single person in my family that does not enjoy the virtues of mustard. This Finnish style is a really nice variation.

    Happy New Year Kim! Looking forward to all your posts in 2012.

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  32. Looks delicious. Although I don't have quite the relationship with mustard that you do ;-) I think I am going to have make this one--everyone seems to love it!

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  34. You're right! Mustard and ham belongs together and the combination of these two tastes delicious :) And it's our finnish traditional Christmas food. Greetings from Finland! :)

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  35. Wishing I was having ham now. Maybe I can just make the heavenly mustard and slather it on bread? Happy 2012 - may it bring you delicious days and many joys.

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  42. Wow, that looks almost exactly like the cristmasfood here in Sweden, I sure hope it tastes as good!

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