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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Dandelion Wine


Ingredients

1 or 2 packed quart of dandelion blossoms 
4 cups sugar 
0.5 lb. chopped raisins 
1 lemon and 1 orange sliced with rind 
0.5 oz. yeast 
1 gallon boiling water 

Directions

Put blossoms, 1/2 sugar, raisins, orange, and lemon in a container and pour 1 gallon of boiling water over it, stir. When luke warm, pitch 0.5 oz compressed yeast. Let stand covered for four days, stirring twice a day. String through cloth and put other 1/2 of the sugar in. Let work for six more days. Bottle, do not cork for at least 4 days, or when it stops working.

I've never personally had dandelion wine, but why not do something with those pesky yellow flowers that infest your lawn.

Although right now there is a movement to keep the dandelions on your lawn to save the bees.

Comments and suggestions are ALWAYS welcome.