Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dandelion Wine


1 gallon dandelion blossoms (no stems)
1 gallon boiled water
1 pound local honey
1 piece of ginger root
Rind of 1 -2 oranges
4 whole cloves
1 tablespoon yeast (softened in 1/2 cup warm water)


Put flowers into a large crock. Pour boiling water over them. Let stand for 1 week. Strain the juice discard the flowers. Add honey and strain well. Add cloves, ginger and orange and stir. Add yeast. Cover and let stand for 2 more weeks. Pour wine into a clean bottles and let stand uncapped another 5 days. Cap bottles and let sit another 2 months minimum.

1 comment:

Shirl said...

Sounds lovely, thanks for this recipe!