504 hrs 30 mins
I was given an old cookbook that was put together by members of St. Michaels Church in Frankenmuth, Michigan, 1976. Frankenmuth is an old town settled by mostly Germans. It's famous for it's Bavarian restaurants and year round Christmas store. There are some really interesting and unusual recipes in this book. It's missing it's cover and the recipes are written assuming that all women know how to cook, so many steps aren't written. If you are looking for an old German recipe, a farm recipe--like "brick cheese" etc, or just an old recipe, e-mail me and I will gladly post. For now, I will share what I find most unusual and interesting. I hope that you enjoy! I saw this recipe for Rhubarb Wine--not a lot of uses for Rhubarb--just something different. I don't know how much this makes, so yields are an estimate.
My Private Note
Units: US | Metric
- 1In a 10 gallon crock, put in rhubarb and cover with boiling water.
- 2Let set 12 hours with cover over crock.
- 3Remove rhubarb from juice.
- 4To juice add sugar, oranges, and yeast.
- 5Let set 21 days, stirring each day.
- 6If juice is not clear after 21 days, continue to stir each day till clear and no bubbles come to top.
- 7Strain through 4 layers of cheesecloth and bottle with caps not completely tightened.
- 8For Strawberry Rhubarb Wine: Use above method but use only 1/4 bushel rhubarb and 10 quarts strawberries. Add 2 large jars of maraschino cherries for added color and taste.
- 9Dandelion Wine: Use above method but use 1/2 bushel dandelion flowers (not greens). But use 6 oranges and 6 lemons, sliced, 1 lb raisins, 1 yeast cake and 25 lbs sugar.
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Nutritional Facts for Rhubarb Wine
Serving Size: 1 (22015 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 11637.4
- Calories from Fat 45
- Total Fat 5.1 g
- Saturated Fat 1.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 92.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 2984.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 50.6 g
- Sugars 2894.1 g
- Protein 24.4 g