Thursday, 25 November 2010
my creative space - ginger beer
I love this old clipping of the recipe we are using which comes from my mother in law and still talks in pints. Miss A's never heard of them and calls them pin-ts as in pins! Ginger beer uses a yeasty plant that you have to make and feed for a week before you use it. You keep the plant and just drain off the liquid so you can make batch after batch. We are onto our second batch as the first disappeared in a couple of days.
Its quite simple but fascinating and I am completely amazed at how the bottles of ginger beer are all bubbly and delicious when you open them. We use plastic soda bottles and don't fill them completely to allow for expansion. The perfect summer holiday project.
Edited to add: For anyone trying this at home here is a clearer version of the recipe on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flowerpress/5234288208/sizes/l/
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