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Mead

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Introduction

Fizzy drink drunk around May day in Finland. Absolutely delicious!

Fizzy drink drunk around May day in Finland. Absolutely delicious!

Ingredients

Serves: 0

Metric Cups
  • 3 lemons (rind off, throw away the pith, cut into slices)
  • ¼ yeast (raisins)
  • 8 litres water
  • ½ kilogram brown sugar
  • ½ kilogram caster sugar
  • 3 lemons (rind off, throw away the pith, cut into slices)
  • ¼ yeast (raisins)
  • 14 pints water
  • 1⅛ pounds brown sugar
  • 1⅛ pounds superfine sugar

Method

Mead is a community recipe submitted by AnLi and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Boil half the water, and dissolve the sugar in it.
  • Add the rest of the water and leave until 37°C (body temperature).
  • Add the rind from the lemon, and the lemon slices, and the tiny barely pea sized piece of fresh yeast.
  • Leave in room temperature until the next day.
  • Now, sieve and pour into bottles (large soda bottles are fine). Add a few raisins to each bottle, and don't close the cap too tightly. Store in the fridge or in a cool cellar.
  • The mead is ready when the raisins have risen to the top.
  • Boil half the water, and dissolve the sugar in it.
  • Add the rest of the water and leave until 37°C (body temperature).
  • Add the rind from the lemon, and the lemon slices, and the tiny barely pea sized piece of fresh yeast.
  • Leave in room temperature until the next day.
  • Now, sieve and pour into bottles (large soda bottles are fine). Add a few raisins to each bottle, and don't close the cap too tightly. Store in the fridge or in a cool cellar.
  • The mead is ready when the raisins have risen to the top.
  • Additional Information

    This is absolutely delicious, and suitable for children because even if it's a bit alcoholic, it's really just a tiny tiny bit (I've been served it since childhood, and my parents were strict enough).

    This is absolutely delicious, and suitable for children because even if it's a bit alcoholic, it's really just a tiny tiny bit (I've been served it since childhood, and my parents were strict enough).

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