Recipe ingredients and directions:
Ross requested a recipe for ginger beer. This is a recipe that I have
often used and it produces a really old-fashioned drink. It is quite a
long process but well worth the effort. The amount of sugar in the
final stage can be varied according to taste. Please excuse the use of
Imperial measures - I am only a poor ignorant pom.
OLD-FASHIONED GINGER BEER
FOR THE STARTER:
1/2 oz yeast
2 tsp sugar
TO FEED THE "PLANT":
7 tsp ground ginger
7 tsp sugar
1.5 lb sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
Mix starter ingredients with 3/4 pint of warm water in a
glass jar. Stir, cover and leave in a warm place for 24
hours. This is your starter "plant".
Feed the "plant" with 1 teaspoon each of ground ginger and
sugar each day.
After 7 days strain through a fine sieve. Dissolve the sugar in 2
pints of water. Add the lemon juice and the liquid from the
"plant". Dilute with 5 pints of water, mix well and store in corked
bottles for at least 7 days.
Use strong bottles as pressure may build up which will cause
thin bottles to explode. For the same reason use corked
bottles rather than those with a more secure closure that
will not 'give' under pressure.
Category: Beverages & Drinks Recipes