Round 5 of ABC Wednesday begins! With it, a new theme.
This round is all about me taking stock of our way of life. Like many others we strive towards a more sustaunable, self-sufficient life and I want to use my journal to document part of our journey.
A is for Apples.
We have 3 apple trees, 2 very mature ones and a 20 year old Discovery tree, bought for us on our 1st wedding anniversary by Jon's parents.
I often make chutney from any bruised dropped apples but this year I am going to try something different. I do have 16 demijohns to occupy remember! lol!
- 3 1/2 lb Apples
- 2 1/2 lb Granulated Sugar
- 1 Gallon Cold Water (8 Pints)
- 2 Lemons
- 1 Orange
- 1 tsp Wine Yeast
- Yeast Nutrient
- Pectic Enzyme
Wash and cut apples - do not peel or core, mince if possible.
Put into a plastic bucket and pour 1 gallon of cold water over them.
Cover bucket and leave for a week, but stir well every day with a plastic spoon.
After a week, strain liquid through muslin into another bucket.
Add 2 1/2 lb of sugar and juice and grated rinds of washed lemons and orange.
Stir well until sugar is dissolved.
Add the yeast, yeast nutrient and pectic enzyme; then cover bucket and leave for 24 hours.
It will then be ready to strain and put into fermentation jar (squeeze until dry).
Can be used as a non-alcoholic fruit drink straight away( as if) or if left for 4 months will turn into clear wine....we will be leaving ours AT LEAST 4 months!
Do you have any recipes for apples?? Do share!