This is no “hack” alcoholic beverage. It is tasty, goes down well, and some feel it rivals even the best wines on the market. Give it a try and see if you agree!
1 quart yellow dandelion blossoms, well rinsed
1 gallon boiling water
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
8 cups white sugar
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon slice
1. Place dandelion blossoms in boiling water, allow to stand for 4 minutes. Remove and discard the blossoms, let water cool to 90 degrees F (32 degrees C).
2.Stir in yeast, sugar, orange slices, and a lemon slice; pour into a plastic fermentor, and attach a fermentation lock. Let the wine ferment in a cool area until the bubbles stop, 10 to 14 days. Siphon the wine off of the lees, strain through cheesecloth before bottling in quart-sized, sterilized canning jars with lids and rings. Age the wine at least a week for best flavor.
Nutritionally, Dandelion Wine has low fat, cholesterol and sugar. It also contains dietary fiber, potassium, Vitamins A, B12, and Magnesium.
The recipe above makes four (4) quart jars.
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