Continuing on with the Mustard spiced menu theme, below you will find a dessert recipe that features the spice Mustard.
Yes…I found a way to incorporate the spice Mustard into a dessert recipe.
When dried Mustard is baked, it takes on a very pleasant background flavor that is not sharp. So, I decided to make a poppyseed cake with lemon glaze (and added dried mustard to the batter to give it that “special something”).
I was very pleased with the results. You can detect a nice flavor in the backdrop….most would never guess that dried Mustard was the secret ingredient. For this recipe, I decided to doctor up a few store-bought ingredients for convenience….
My cake tasters gave this recipe a “two thumbs up”.
I love to do the unexpected with a spice. We often buy spices for a recipe and then it sits in the spice cabinet unused. Most spices only have a shelf life of 6 months. So, make the most of them! At the bottom of the article, I’ve included some interesting spice information about Mustard.
Gypsy World Spice Cafe Recipe – Lemon Glazed Mustard Spiced Poppyseed Cake
I box Yellow Butter Cake Mix
1-1/4 cups Water or Milk
1 stick Butter, softened
2 teaspoons dried Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
1/2 teaspoon Coconut Extract
2 tablespoons Poppyseeds
1/2 container Vanilla Frosting.
Zest of 1/2 lemon, finely chopped
Juice from half of lemon
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease and flour a bundt pan; set aside.
- Place cake mix, butter, water and eggs in a large mixing bowls.
- Beat on low for 30 seconds. Adjust speed to medium and beat for 2 more minutes.
- Pour into prepared bundt pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes (or until cake tester comes out clean).
- Cool completely. Remove from pan.
- Place frosting in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave for 15-30 seconds (or until a glaze consistency). Stir in lemon zest and lemon juice.
- Drizzle over cake
Interesting Tidbits about the spice Mustard:
Researching Mustard, I was surprised to learn that Mustard seeds are a great source for omega-3 fatty acids. There is also interesting information out there on research that has been done on Mustard seed’s potential anti-cancer effects. Mustard seeds were traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory. People used Mustard seeds to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, and migraine headaches.
Note: Home remedies should not be tried without consulting the physician.