Monday, 3 June 2013

Dandelion Wine

Collect 2 quarts of Dandelion flowers (you want mainly petals - remove as much of the green as possible).  Boil 1 gallon of water and pour it over the flowers.  Steep for 2 days (no longer!).  Boil the mixture again and add the peel of five oranges.  Boil for ten minutes.  Strain and add 3lbs of sugar.  Allow to cool then add the juice from the oranges, 1 tsp of yeast and 1 tsp of yeast nutrient.  Pour into a demi-john and allow to ferment for 60 days.  Bottle and store for at least 6 months.  We left it a year and the result was worth the wait.

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