- 1/4 teaspoon yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (105º F-115º F)
- 1 large lemon
- 2 medium oranges
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 6 quarts (24 cups) boiling water
- 1 cup raisins
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Peel fruit, set aside rind. Remove as much of white membrane as possible from fruit. Place sliced fruit, fruit peels, white sugar, and brown sugar into large heat-resistant container. Add boiling water. Cool to lukewarm. Stir in yeast mix. Cover loosely and let sit overnight at room temperature to begin fermenting. Strain and discard fruit and peels. Place 3 or 4 raisins in each storage bottle. Pour in liquid. Cap tight and leave at room temperature until raisins float. Then keep cold.
Yield: 1 1/2 gallons
Source: Telesco, A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook
Use for: Anytime
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