Wednesday, October 6, 2010

MORELLO CHERRY WINE

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Ingredients:
8 lb. cracked and windfall 3 ½ lb. preserving sugar
Morello cherries (approximately)
1 gallon water Yeast and nutrient

Method:
Stalk and wash the fruit, place in a crock, and add one pint of cold water to each
pound of fruit, and then one crushed Campden tablet (per gallon). Lastly add a level
teaspoonful of dried yeast. Leave for 10 days, keeping closely covered, but stir well each
day and mash the fruit with the hands.

MEADOWSWEET WINE

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Ingredients:
1 gallon meadowsweet flowers ¼ pint strong tea
(heads only) or 1 packet 1 teaspoon citric acid
dried heads (Heath and 1 gallon water
Heather) 1 lb. raisins
3 lb. sugar Yeast and nutrient

Method:
Place the flowers, chopped fruit and sugar in polythene vessel, pour in the boiling
water, and stir well. When cool add the citric acid, tea and yeast nutrient. Introduce the

MARROW WINE

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Although the recipe which advocates filling a marrow with brown sugar to make
Marrow Rum is one which appeals by its novelty I have never yet tasted any made by this
method which has been successful, unless the recipe has been considerably adjusted.
Usually the result is far too sweet. You will find this recipe for Marrow Wine far more
successful:

Ingredients:
5 lb. ripe marrow 2 lemons
3 lb. white sugar (or brown, 1 oz. root ginger
if you wish a rum colour) 2 oranges
Yeast and nutrient 1 gallon water

Method:
Grate the marrow and use the seeds, slice the oranges and lemons, bruise the
ginger, and put all into a jug or crock. Pour over the boiling water and when cool add the
yeast.

MARIGOLD WINE

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Ingredients:
3 quarts marigold flowers 1 gallon water
(no stalk) Yeast
2 lemons Yeast nutrient
3 lb. preserving sugar

Method:
Bring the water to the boil, dissolve the sugar in it, and allow to cool. Add the
crushed flowers, the juice and rind of the lemons (being careful to include no white pith),
the yeast nutrient, and yeast (prepared wine yeast or a level teaspoonful of dried yeast).

HONEYSUCKLE WINE

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Ingredients:
2 pints of honeysuckle 1 lemon
blossom (pressed down 1 orange
lightly) 1 Campden tablet
3 lb. sugar 1 gallon water
4 ozs. raisins Yeast and nutrient

Method:
The flowers must be fully open, and dry. Wash them in a colander, pour the water
(cold) over them, and stir in two lbs. of sugar, the minced raisins, and the citrus fruit
juice.

CHERRY WINE

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Ingredients:
6 lb. black cherries 1 gallon water
4 ½ lb. preserving sugar Yeast and nutrient

Method:
Crush the cherries (without breaking the stones) and then pour the boiling water
over them. Leave to soak for 48 hours. Strain through two thicknesses of muslin. Bring
the juice just to boiling point and pour it over the sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

BROAD BEAN WINE

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This most unusual and astonishing wine for which the
recipe comes from Mr. C. J. Padwick, of 16 Clarendon Avenue, Andover. This recipe
produces a light, dry wine of superb quality, hard as that may be to believe!

Ingredients:
4 lb. broad beans ¼ lb. raisins
(shelled) Yeast and nutrient
1 gallon water 1 lemon
2 ¾ lb. sugar

Method:
Mr. Padwick writes: Use beans that are too old for normal culinary purposes. To 4
lb. of shelled beans add one gallon of water and boil slowly for one hour. It is essential

GREEN GOOSEBERRY

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Ingredients:
6 lb. gooseberries 2 ½ lb. preserving sugar
6 pints water Yeast

Method:
Top, tail and wash the gooseberries, put into large crock and squeeze by hand
until they are pulpy. Then pour on the boiling water and allow to stand for three days,
well covered, stirring occasionally. Strain through two thicknesses of muslin, and add the