Archive for May 2011

Family Recipe Friday: Mead

Category: Mrs Beeton's Cookery Books

(Another recipe from my gran's 1894 publication of 'Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book and Household Guide' - see this post for more information.)

MEAD.
INGREDIENTS.- 7 lbs. of honey, 2 gallons of water, 2 tablespoonfuls of yeast.

Mode.- Boil the honey and water for an hour, straining very carefully ; drain the skimmings through a sieve and return to the pan. When nearly cold, stir in the yeast and put in a cask in a cool place. In a year's time, bottle; and use 3 months afterwards.

Time, 15 months. Average cost, 1s. 6d. per gallon. Seasonable at any time ; useful for a summer drink.

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