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.So 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!
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.