Thursday, January 26, 2012

In Need of Refreshment?

Hello friends!  I hope you are doing well and enjoying the long hot days of summer?  My sweet friend, Heidi-Mari, hosts a lovely baking and cooking challenge which occurs twice a month on her blog, Heidi’s Crafts. Her current theme is ‘Smoothies and Cold Drinks’ and she is offering SUCH a lovely prize to the winner!

I have decided to enter my refreshing Ginger Beer into her Fortnightly Fun Baking Challenge!

The recipe is as follows:


600ml Sugar
15ml Ground Ginger
1tsp Brewers Yeast

Bring 2-and-a-half litres water to the boil in a large saucepan. Add the sugar and stir until it has dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add 2 litres of cold water to the saucepan and stir in the ground ginger. Allow the mixture to cool down until it is lukewarm, then pour 125ml of the liquid into a bowl or jug. Add the yeast and stir until dissolved. Stir into the rest of the liquid. Stir well, then use a jug and a funnel to pour the liquid into cleaned and sterilised bottles. Add 2 raisins to each bottle. Close the bottles tightly with a lid, leave at room temperature for about 24 hours, then place in the fridge . The ginger beer is ready to drink, preferably ice cold, once the raisins have floated to the top of the bottle. Enjoy!

January is also nearly over, so be sure to enter your Christmas makes for December time (or maybe even make some new ones to put on your Christmas tree this year!) in my sewing challenge! I am offering a lovely prize to the winner:D I would love to have you join, but if you can’t, then please spread the word to other bloggers and sewers?!!

Have a lovely week further and be sure to come back later for a little surprise I know you will love!



Tangerine-Tane said...

YuM yUm! I love Ginger Beer. :) Delicious, and well done!

AnneKatherine said...

mmmm! looks good. Hey Kelly-Anne, I just found your blog. I love the PINK! Following you via gfc!

AnneKatherine @

Perrin said...

I love ginger beer! Maybe I'll try this... xxx

Heidi-Mari said...

Dear Kelly
This ginger beer looks so good! I haven’t had it in SUCH a long time, it’s perfect for a hot day. Thank you so much for taking the time to enter my baking challenge
Have a blessed weekend
Lots of love

Kelly-Anne said...

Welcome AnnaKathrine! Thank you for your lovely comment:) Love, Kelly-Anne