Sunday, 12 March 2017

Homemade Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother


The benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar are phenomenal. And I'll touch on them in a few - but for now - here's how to make your own!

Ingredients:

10 apples, cored and peeled
Water
Sugar

Method:

Wash, peel and core 10 apples. You can also save cores and peels and freeze for this purpose (great if you have kids!)/

Mix together 2 cups water with 2 tbs sugar (This depends on the amount you make...). Using a large glass jar, place the apple cores and peels in - then fill with the sugar water solution until it is covered about 5 cm over the top of the peels/cores. At this point you need to weight it down as it needs to be completely submerged. I use a ziplock bag filled with water to weight it down...
Cover with a kitchen towel - and then an elastic band to keep it in place.
The mixture should bubble atleast by day 3 - this is a good thing!.
After a week, strain out the apple solids and pour the liquid into sterilized jars...leaving about 5cm air at the top.
Cover each jar with a kitchen cloth held in place with an elastic band.
Store the jars in a dark room temperature place and wait for about 2 weeks. A film will start forming on the top, open the jars and stir it in - it will settle at the bottom and more will develop on the top. after another 4 weeks, the vinegar will start to get cloudy.
By around the 7th week, the colour should have gotten darker and there will be residue at the bottom. All of this is a good thing!
At this point it is ready to use and store....as time goes on flavour will intensify. Secure the lid and store for use! If you store in a cool, dark place - it will never go off...


Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar at a fraction of the cost!

Here is an amazing article and below an infographic by Dr Axe which pretty much sums all the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar up!

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