Savoury Crumble With Mustard 2

Savoury Crumble With Mustard

I was recently contacted by Maille, who asked me to review a gift box of their premium mustards. What better way to review a product than to try it in a recipe and see how it stands up to my Savoury Crumble with Mustard?

To be brutally honest with you, I’m not a huge fan of mustard. I prefer whole-grain mustard, with a little bit of honey with ham, pork and sausages but that’s the height of it. I find it a little too peppery for my tastes and very strong.  In fact, I left a jar open by mistake the other day on the sideboard and discovered my nose and eyes streaming as a result.

The three mustards I received to try out were:

  • Williams Pear with Spicy Mustard
  • Raspberry Cream with Basilica Mustard
  • Saint Maure de Touraine and Dried Tomato Mustard

They are beautiful colours and highly scented with their core ingredients.Savoury Crumble With Mustard 1So I put them to the test by making a warming savoury crumble with mustard (the Williams Pear jar). It added just the right amount of spice, worked very well with the cheddar in the crumble topping and balanced the roasted root vegetables.

Warming Savoury Crumble With Mustard (Serves 4)


  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled
  • 1/2 medium turnip or swede, peeled
  • 1 large white onion, peeled
  • 100g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 75g breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons mustard


Pre-heat a (fan) oven to 180 degrees Centigrade. Cube the carrots and turnip into dice sized pieces and finely shred the onion. Toss the vegetables in the oil and place into a heat-proof oven dish. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Combine the cheese, mustard and breadcrumbs using a fork. After 25 minutes, sprinkle the crumble mixture over the top of the roasting vegetables and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes.

Serve while warm.

Maille have generously sponsored a prize of a classic collection gift box (see below) fit for a party table for one of my lucky fans.  All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to comment below what you like to eat with mustard!  30070 MAILLE Boutiq-Coffret travel de Moutardes Intemporelles

The giveaway will end at 11am on Tuesday 24th December. The winner will be contacted directly for the purposes of the giveaway only. Maille will ship the prize directly to the winner.  Canvassing, duplicate entries etc will disqualify the entrants.  This give-away is open to entrants in the UK and Ireland.

Disclosure: I received a gift box from Maille UK for the purposes of this review.

  • Aisling

    Toasted ham, cheese and tomato is lovely with Dijon…..

    • Wholesome Ireland

      A great, classic combo Aisling. ;)

  • Jinger Kat

    A variety of mustards would be terrific. I use them in all sorts of sauces and dressings. Hot wasabi on fesh tuna, a spoon of mediium strength with vinegar and olive oil or add a spoon of grainy mustard to a beef and Guinness stew – there’s always a few different jars open in my fridge.

  • kathryn

    Haven’t made that for ages – so delicious – thanks for the reminder

    • Wholesome Ireland

      I was just thinking the same myself!

  • Una Jordan

    I eat wholegrain mustard by the tablespoonful with any kind of roast joint. It’s also great on ryvita with roasted peppers, red onion and courgettes!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      A fan of strong flavours I see?

  • John Madden

    Roast duck, confit potatoes, green beans and dijon mustard. Yeah, duck can be a bit dear (Worth looking out for in Lidl, though) but it’s an amazing ‘special occasion’ meal. Confit potatoes are incredibly easy too.

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Confit spuds are incredible!

  • Wholesome Ireland

    Hi Gillian, yes mustard in white sauce adds a great zing!

  • Wholesome Ireland

    Mustard dressing, lovely Jill!

  • Wholesome Ireland

    I love the Maille wholegrain version myself, it’s always in the fridge. Best of luck Peggy!

  • Wholesome Ireland

    Great idea on the sambos Judith!

  • Joanne Cronin

    Mustard is a standard foodstuff in our house. There are a million jars (or so it seems) cluttering up the countertop and fridge!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Ah sure a box extra wouldn’t go astray I suppose. Best of luck!

  • Patrick Ellard

    I make a lovely pork and mustard dish!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Pork & Mustard are a classic combination alright.

  • Rebeca

    It gives that special taste to my favourite meals

    • Wholesome Ireland


  • emerbreen

    I am a big fan of mustard with baked honey glazed ham and i love sausages with mustard – it really adds that extra something to all my favourite meats!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Ah yes, honey & mustard on ham. Fab.

  • Sandra Elmes

    I love strong Irish Mustard on ryvita with strong cheddar cheese & gerkins. Wholgrain mustard stirred through mash potatoes is yummy too

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Woah another vote for strong flavours with ryvita!

  • evs

    Mustard makes christmas ,it wouldnt be christmas without the ham roasted in the oven with lovley mustard and cloves and brown sugar

    my favorite is after the dinner is over,
    and the dishes are done ! ,
    and now its time for me my sandwich of turkey ham and mustard ! and a mug of tea , and put my feet up and relax ,while watching something funny on tv !

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Great little ditty. Best of luck!

  • Wholesome Ireland

    And on, and on…. ;)

  • Wholesome Ireland

    Oh? instead of wasabi? Great idea!

  • k8053

    Picture this then: toasted Guinness bread spread with marmite, Dijon whole grain mustard & topped with cream/cottage cheese & tomato! In fact, try toast spread with a hot mustard, crunchy peanut butter and chunky marmalade – heaven!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      I think I’m going to have to take your word for it on the mustard, peanut butter & marmalade combination!

      • k8053

        It’s like a sweet & sour satay! Might try blitzing it & using as a coating/dip!

        • Wholesome Ireland

          Nope still not sold on it! Maybe I should stop reading the comments early in the morning though. LOL

  • pauline finn

    love mustard with turkey sandwich always have one with a beer on christmas night

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Oh the sneaky treat!

  • martina caulfield

    Love mustard on ham when making sandwiches. Also love to make a dijon mustard marinade for either pork or chicken. Mighty tasty.

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Sounds great!

  • Cilian MacGabhann

    Nothing beats a smoked ham granary bread sandwich with a generous spread of mustard!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Well maybe a big mug of tea on the side?

  • Maeve

    I mix it with a bit of honey and olive oil and then drizzle the mix on parsnips before roasting them. Delicious!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      That sounds lovely Maeve. Yum.

  • Alex Webb

    I love to eat mustard with chicken! I’d love to win this for my dad though, he loves mustard in sandwiches :)

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Best of luck so Alex

  • Ann-Marie

    Love making a pan sauce with dijon mustard to go with pork chops!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Well now yes, maybe with a little apple?

  • Docrottin

    Some honey glaized ham, wrapped in sirrocco bacon then covered with the spicy mustard

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Sounds lovely.

  • Tony Fogarty

    Just simply ham and cheese sandwich with mustard

    • Wholesome Ireland

      You can’t beat the classic combination!

  • Wholesome Ireland

    Now that sounds amazing any time of the day or night.

  • Mary-Anne

    I add it to a white sauce and pour it over ham and pasta for a yummy meal

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Sounds lovely Mary-Anne!