American Colonial Food Preparation


2 quarts boiling water
2 pounds brown sugar
2 quarts grape juice
2 cups raisins
1 yeast cake

1. Boil water in stone crock
2. Dissolve brown sugar in boiling water
3. Add grape juice and raisins
4. Allow mixture to to cool
5. Separately, dissolve yeast in a little warm water.
6. When mixture is lukewarm; add in dissolved yeast
7. Let stand for 10 days, stirring once each day.
8. Strain out raisins from mixture
9. Mash these raisins into a pulp and let dry
10. Add raisin pulp back into mixture
11. Let stand for 3 more days
12. Strain mixture into bottle, and cork