Monday, January 19, 2009

Skip the gourmet mustard and make this

Sweet and Tangy Mustard
Gooseberry Patch Christmas All Through the House Copyright 2008

14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. jar prepared mustard
2 T. prepared horseradish
2 T. Worcestershire sauce

Stir all ingredients together; spoon into an airtight container. Refrigerate up to 3 months.

Makes 3 cups.

I checked this book out of the library and I really like it. I'm not usually overly thrilled with Gooseberry Patch cookbooks but this is a big 'collectors' edition', with 8 1/2 x 11-inch pages and tons of content. Some recipes are Christmas-y but it's mostly the crafts that are Christmas oriented. The recipes can be used all year round. Much of the book is devoted to crafts which I enjoy looking at even though I've given up on the idea of being crafty, after many failed attempts.

I saw this recipe and I remembered that I had a can of sweetened condensed milk in the cupboard, leftover from Christmas baking. I enjoy dipping mustards but they're usually pretty pricey so I thought I'd try this and see how it measured up to the jarred versions.

I thought it was very good. It was reasonable to make too - probably under $2 for the milk, 79 cents for the mustard (store-brand yellow), and then pennies for the horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. You end up with a lot more mustard than you get in a jar that you would probably pay 2-3 times as much for. It may not be as fancy but basically these dipping mustards come down to two elements - sweet and hot whether it's fancy raspberry and wasabi or plain old sweetened condensed milk and horseradish.

This would be great for a party to served with inexpensive pretzels and crackers. You can also serve it with cheese or mini hotdogs, wrapped or unwrapped (we ate some of this with crescent roll-wrapped mini dogs) or broiled bits of smoked sausage or kielbasi.

Question of the Day: Will you be having or attending a Super Bowl party?


Heather said...

We are going to my dad's. We actually did get invited to another party, so I felt all social having enough invitations that I had to turn one down LOL... not the usual scenario here!

That mustard sounds really good, I am glad to see a recipe that doesn't use the dry mustard (it has wheat in it and I have celiac).

Anonymous said...

No, DH will be watching and I will be watching the commercials.


Arties32 said...

We are having a PRE superbowl party so that we can watch the game. Half my household is from Pittsburgh and the other half from Philly so there was the potential for some great fireworks...but then Philly lost......