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How to use our Honey Mustard and the Rest is History



Bear Creek Rubs Honey Mustard directions:

  1. In a small bowl mix ¼ Cup of cold water and ¼ Cup of apple cider vinegar.

  2. In a microwave bowl, stir together honey mustard powder and enough of the apple cider vinegar, and water mixture to make a paste.

  3. Heat for 30 seconds on high in microwave, remove and stir. Repeat and remove this paste.

  4. Stir well. Add more of the water/vinegar mixture for a thinner consistency.

  5. Transfer the mixture to a sterile jar and seal tightly. Keep refrigerated up to 6 months


History of Honey Mustard

The combination of mustard and honey, commonly known as honey mustard, has a rich history dating back to Ancient Egypt. While the exact origins of this blend remain undocumented, historians suggest that honey was initially incorporated to mellow the intense flavor of mustard.

A mustard plant in a field of mustard plants
Mustard seed has been used throughout history.

The enticing union of honey and mustard continued to be popular during the era of Ancient Rome. The Roman cookbook De re Coquinaria, written in the 4th or 5th century, featured a recipe for a mustard sauce that combined mustard seeds, honey, and a medley of spices and herbs like black pepper and dill. This delectable sauce was intended for basting roasted boar, adding a flavorful touch to the dish.


Throughout the mid-20th century, the harmonious duo of honey and mustard found its way into various culinary applications. From serving as a glaze for ham to serving as a foundational element in vinaigrettes, this pairing showcased its versatility. Moreover, it became a key component in barbecue sauce recipes associated with regions such as Wisconsin and South Carolina, adding its distinct flair to the regional barbecue traditions.


a bowl of chicken nuggets
Honey mustard is great paired with chicken nuggets

Honey mustard serves multiple purposes in the culinary realm. It is commonly used as a dip for finger foods, including vegetables, chicken nuggets, and other delectable treats. Furthermore, it finds favor as a delectable barbecue sauce, perfect for basting pork and chicken, whether destined for the oven or the grill. Even salmon fillets can benefit from a coating of this versatile condiment. When it comes to dressing salads, honey mustard emerges as a splendid choice, lending its flavorful base to enhance the greens. Additionally, it pairs exceptionally well with cheese plates, adding a delightful touch.


Traditionally, honey mustard is concocted using equal portions of honey and mustard. The honey acts as a harmonizing agent, tempering the pungency of the mustard and creating a more well-rounded taste profile. Although the sauce maintains the intricate essence of mustard, it does away with the fiery spiciness. Honey mustard enjoys widespread popularity worldwide, exhibiting variations across different regions. For instance, the British rendition retains a notable sharpness, whereas the French rendition showcases a more refined and subtle character.



References:

Cindermint, LLC. (2022, February 21). Honey mustard: An ancient dipping sauce. SPICEography. https://www.spiceography.com/honey-mustard/


Nevada investors. (2022, September 26). Who invented honey mustard? [when, where & how]. Nevada Inventors. https://nevadainventors.org/who-invented-honey-mustard/


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