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                  ELDERBERRY WINE- VIN DE FLEURS DU SAREAU
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       ga           Elderberries, ripe, washed
    2 1/2   ga           Water
      1/4   lb           Sugar
    1       ea           Lemon, juice of
    1       ea           Yeast, cake, or env dry
 
   Mash elderberries well in a large (5 gal) pot. Add water. Bring to a
   boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Slowly stir in sugar and lemon juice.
   After 15 more minutes at simmer, remove from heat and allow to cool
   enough to handle. Strain through collander, then through tea
   strainer, then through cloth into large container, a crock or
   plastic/glass water container. In a cup of LUKEWARM water dissolve
   the yeast. Pour into berries and cover well with cloth. Allow to
   ferment for 10 days. Next, carefully, so as to leave dregs on bottom,
   pour fermenting juice into gal. jugs. Cork tightly, store in cool,
   dark 3 months. Draw the wine from the sediment after 3 mos. No aging
   req'd. Source: Leon Soniat, New Orleans Times-Picayune 28 August 1980
   Recipe date: 08/28/80
  
 
 
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