Mustard Sicilian grape, original recipe. September is time of harvest and wine. Hence the Sicilian mustard recipe, the same as that prepared every year my grandmother. Actually, As always, I speak of a family recipe, and surely there will be many variations, although honestly a red grape mustard as good as this I have never tasted. On my YouTube channel you will also find a very short VIDEO TUTORIAL that shows you the most important steps and the consistency that the Sicilian grape mustard must have once cooked.
Sicilian grape mustard is a kind of pudding that is traditionally made in Sicily at the time of harvest with freshly squeezed must, enriched simply Walnut kernels and lots, lots of cinnamon. The result is a sweet tart and aromatic, which uses exclusively the sugars present in the must and it tastes very special. I love it, for me it is one of the flavors of childhood.
Other Sicilian sweets with grapes
If you do not find the must (I went to take it to the Castelli Romani and I thank the cantina Cincinnato for telling given), You can also do it by going to the Blender red grapes from table, but in fairness I must say that the result will not be the same. Since we are in the period of grape, Also have a look at sweet focaccia grapes, a classic of snacks in harvest time. Or at wholemeal cake with grapes and must or to crumbled with strawberry grapes. And if you want to know some nutritional or practical information about grapes, read my article GRAPES IN THE KITCHEN: PROPERTY’ AND RECIPES. Have a good day!
2 liters of red grape must, which reduced will have to become a liter
150 grams of coarsely chopped walnut kernels
100 grams of cornstarch (glutenfree)
a cinnamon stick
cinnamon powder, to taste
Before preparing the Sicilian grape mustard, take a look at this very short VIDEO TUTORIAL. Put the wort in a large saucepan and cook over low heat: must fall exactly half. The must must cook over low heat so that impurities rise afloat in the form of 'foam': using a slotted spoon remove away any residue that rise to the surface, until a clear liquid and residue-free. To reduce the amount of wort from 2 liters to 1 liter it will take about an hour-an hour and thirty on low heat. Once the juice you will be reduced, strain it into a very tight mesh screen and let it cool completely.
When will the cold wort, dissolve the starch in the must: I remind you that starch melts perfectly cold, just place it in a cup of liquid and mix, and then add all the rest of the must. Add the cinnamon stick and start again to cook the juice, over a very low heat: cook, stirring constantly and well against the ground (the wort tends to stick on the bottom of the pot) until the grape mustard thickens and the surface begins to ripple. Combine the coarsely chopped nuts and pour the grape mustard into the molds.
Allow the grape mustard to cool completely in the molds and store the cake in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. You can draft Sicilian grape mustard or serve it directly in its container, Sprinkle the surface with the cinnamon powder. Bon appétit!
You can also prepare the grape mustard with white wine must but, unless it is not a very fragrant vine as the raisins, the taste will not that sour and aromatic tone that is so pleasant in the mustard red grape.