This is a recipe that I found at Grouprecipes.com and it was posted by "Tuilelaith." It's as much of a clone of French's mustard as I think you'll find. It won't be cost effective to make it relative to simply buying a bottle of French's. But if you like to serve your own condiments or are interested in how typical yellow mustard is made, well... this is pretty much how it's made.
Ingredients (T = tablespoon; t = teaspoon):
- 4 T ground yellow mustard
- 1/2 t Wondra flour (to thicken)
- 3/8 t salt
- 1/8 t turmeric
- pinch of garlic powder
- pinch of paprika
- 1/4 c water
- 3 T distilled white vinegar
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a small sauce pan.
- Whisk in water and vinegar until the mixture is smooth.
- Heat mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently, until it boils.
- After it begins to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes (I simmer mine for 7.5 minutes).
- Remove pan from heat and leave uncovered for 1 minute.
- Then cover pan and let the mustard cool.
- Put mustard in a covered container and store refrigerated
Yield: 1/4 cup
The Wondra flour is used to thicken the mixture. You probably could use all purpose flour if that's all you had and you probably wouldn't notice a difference in the taste. The Wondra won't clump as easily as all-purpose flour, making it a more convenient thickening agent.