|Delicious apple and tea vinegar made|
The apple and tea vinegar (above) happened quite by accident.
I started with a load of chopped up apples that were past their freshest-best and popped them into a large Vacola jar with sugary water to start a natural vinegar brew. It developed very, very slowly - way too slow for my levels of patience. So I thought I would use the same principles that I use with my Kombucha brewing and see if that would rev up the batch. It did.
|Ready to decant into a recycled|
sterilised wine bottle
|Always treat the vinegar mother gently using non-metallic utensils|
I added small SCOBY (mother) from a recent Kombucha brew and 2 cups of black tea Kombucha to the apple vinegar mix. It took off like a shot! I later removed the apples pieces and left it undisturbed for 6 weeks and now we have the most delicious and unique tasting vinegar ever (it transforms the making of sauces and jus).
|This vinegar mother grew like a flash|
To be honest, the whole vinegar making thing was just an experiment that ended out exceptionally well. I now have 4 litres of lovely apple and tea vinegar which I calculated cost me about 80 cents per litre.
|Crumbed beef schnitzel with rosemary and butter baked|
potato cubes and butter garlic fried beans
Take care folks - stay nice.