I've been wanting to try homemade ketchup for a long time. When I go in the grocery store, I get really sick of checking every label for high fructose corn syrup. And ketchup is supposed to be a simple one to duplicate, so why not give it a try?
While searching pinterest, I found this recipe and thought it looked promising. I used maple syrup to sweeten mine and prepared yellow mustard 'cause I couldn't find my powder. The one thing that puzzled me was that the spices didn't have exact measurements and for me, that's not a good thing when I'm trying a recipe for the first time. The first time I like to know exactly how the author made it, then tweak it from there. But I was game to give it a try.
Well, trial and error will certainly be my take on this one. I added too much spice somewhere. All the spices listed here are very hot and somewhere along the lines, I just added too much. I tried to tone it down, but wow! I won't be serving this to my kids. Although full of flavor, I just got mine too hot. I'd love to try it again because it is yummy, but it will certainly take some time. As I dial in my recipe, I promise to share it in the future. For now, it's a work in progress.
Have you ever tried to make your own condiments?