Tuesday, November 9, 2010

PASSION FRUIT WINE

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And this doesn't mean what you're thinking ! The Passion Fruit, or Purple
Granadilla, is of the Passifloraceae. The Passiflora, or Passion Flower, is so called
because its several parts symbolise the story of the Passion of Our Lord. Two types
produce edible fruit. P. edulis and P. quadangularis, rather like plums.

Ingredients :
4 lb. passion fruit 1 gallon water
½ lb. barley Yeast and nutrient
3 ½ lb. preserving sugar 1 tablespoon Pectozyme

RED GOOSEBERRY

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Ingredients:
3 lb. white sugar 1 gallon water
4 lb. gooseberries Yeast and nutrient

Method:
Pick the ripe gooseberries on a dry day, choosing large and juicy fruits.

PLUM WINE (or Greengage Wine)

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Ingredients:
4 lb. plums or greengages Yeast
½ lb. barley Yeast nutrient
4 lb. preserving sugar 1 tablespoon Pectozyme
1 gallon water

Method:
Grind the barley in a mincer and cut up the fruit, putting both into a crock.

PEA POD WINE

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Despite its somewhat unattractive and prosaic name (a chance here for someone to
invent a better one!), this is a light, attractive wine which is a great favourite with many
winemakers. Certainly no one can complain that the ingredients are expensive!

Ingredients:
5 lb. pea pods 1 gallon water
3 lb. white sugar Yeast and nutrient

PEACH PERFECTION

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This is a recipe by Mrs. Cherry Leeds, of Twickenham, for a peach wine which is
so superb—and cheap—that we give the fullest possible instructions . . .
It sounds extravagant, but it is not. Keep an eye on the greengrocers and you'll see
that in August (usually about the first fortnight) peaches come right down in price, to 6d.
each or even less. The wine works out at about l/4d. a bottle.
Mrs. Leeds uses a Kitzinger sherry or Tokay yeast.

GINGER BEER

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If you wish to be popular with the kiddies during the holidays, try making them
some ginger beer . . .

Ingredients:
2 lb. sugar 1 gallon water
2 lemons 1 level teaspoon granulated
1 ¼ ozs. well-bruised root yeast
ginger ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

Method:
Put into a large bowl or jar the sugar, the rinds (thinly peeled) and the juice of the
two lemons, and the well-bruised ginger.

POMEGRANATE WINE

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Ingredients:
10 pomegranates 1 lemon
½ lb. barley Yeast and nutrient
3 lb. sugar 1 gallon water

Method:
Take all the seeds out of the pomegranates and meanwhile bring the water to the
boil, with the barley in it.

"FOLLY," OR VINE PRUNINGS WINE

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Those of you who are growing vines—and all amateur winemakers should, or
they miss a great deal of fun and enjoyment—will have not only grapes (in September)
but, throughout the summer, a plentiful supply of vine prunings and leaves as the growing
vines are cut back to ensure that the maximum nutrition goes into the bunches of grapes.
Do not waste these prunings and leaves; they will make excellent wine! Cut only the
green shoots and not ripe wood or the vine will "bleed."

Ingredients:
8 pints boiling water 3 lb. white sugar
5 lb. leaves and tendrils Yeast and nutrient

Method:
Put the cuttings and leaves into a bowl and pour on to them the boiling water.

CARROT WINE

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Ingredients:
6 lb. carrots 1 lb. wheat
1 gallon water Yeast and nutrient
4 lb. sugar 2 lemons
1 tablespoonful raisins 2 oranges

Method:
Wash the carrots well but do not peel. Put into the water and bring to the boil;
then simmer gently until the carrots are very tender.

STRAWBERRY WINE

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Ingredients :
4 lb. strawberries ½ teaspoon grape tannin
3 lb. sugar Yeast and yeast nutrient
1 tablespoon citric acid Water to 1 gallon

Method :
Take the stems from the strawberries, and wash the fruit. Mash the berries well,
and mix with the sugar and 2 quarts water.

ROSE PETAL WINE

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Many gardens have masses of rose-petals which, In the normal course of events,
would finish up on the compost heap. But why not take advantage of their glorious scent
and make this most unusual wine? All you need is:

Ingredients:
2 quarts rose petals (the 2 ½ lb. white sugar
stronger scented the better) Yeast
1 lemon Yeast nutrient
1 gallon boiling water

Method:
Bring the water to the boil, and add the sugar, rose petals, and juice of the lemon.

RASPBERRY AND REDCURRANT WINE

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Ingredients:
4 lb. raspberries Yeast and nutrient
4 lb. redcurrants Sugar

Method:
Wash the fruit, rejecting any which are damaged, and press out all the juice. (If a
press is not available use a plate and colander stood on laths over a crock.)

RASPBERRY WINE

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If ever you can persuade yourself not to eat raspberries, but to make wine with
them instead, here is an excellent recipe:

Ingredients:
4 lb. raspberries 1 gallon boiling water
3 ½ lb. sugar Yeast and nutrient

Method:
Bring the water to the boil and pour it over the fruit; then leave it to cool.

PLUM WINE

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Most plums will make good wine, but generally speaking Victoria plums have
been found to be the most satisfactory. Even they sometimes produce a wine, which is
somewhat lacking in body, and many winemakers, to counter this plum failing, are in the
habit of adding a pound of grain (wheat or barley) to the recipe.

Ingredients:
6 lb. plums (before stoning) Yeast
3 ½ lb. sugar 1 gallon water

Method:
Cut the plums in half, and crush them in your hands. Take half of the water, bring
it to the boil, and then pour it over the fruit pulp.