Bavarian sweet mustard is a delicious twist on the traditional American mustard. It can be made spicy and goes well with many dishes. We’ll show you how to make sweet mustard at home.
Bavarian sweet mustard was supposedly invented in Munich in the 19th century by Johann Conrad Develey. Traditionally, this mustard is served with a Bavarian veal sausage or pretzel, or in sandwiches. Bavarian mustard is usually sweet, but you can add different ingredients to spice it up depending on your tastes. Our recipe for Bavarian sweet mustard below.
Base Recipe for Bavarian Sweet Mustard
- 17 oz. water
- 8½ oz. wine vinegar
- 8½ oz. white sugar
- 9 oz. light brown sugar
- 6½ oz. yellow mustard powder: available on Amazon**
- 4½ oz. brown mustard powder: available on Amazon**
- 1/2 onion, peeled
- Add water, brown and white sugar, and vinegar to a pot and stir.
- Heat on medium until sugar is dissolved. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
- Remove pot from heat and let cool.
- Add both mustards and stir to combine.
- Add onion, cover pot with a lid, and let cool for 24 hours.
- Remove the onion and transfer the mixture to jars.
For a spicier alternative, add in:
- 3 cloves: Insert the cloves into the onion before adding it to the pot.
- 1/2 lemon: Add halved lemon alongside the onion. After removing, squeeze the juice into the mixture and stir. Then let the mustard sit a while longer to allow fragrance and taste to further develop.
Vegan Pairings with Bavarian Mustard
Classically paired with German meats like Weißwurst, Bavarian mustard can also be eaten with delicious vegan alternatives. Apart from pretzels and sandwiches, bavarian sweet mustard can be used with:
- Vegetarian plant-based sausage, available on Amazon**
- Vegan cheese slices and trays, available on Amazon**
- Onion rings
- Pair a pretzel and mustard with a wheat beer (Weizenbier) to experience a full Bavarian meal.
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