MADE WITH LOVE

This Her­itage Day, the F&HE team rem­i­nisces about vis­it­ing Gran’s house – more im­por­tantly, her kitchen – and share their favourite recipes and the mem­o­ries that in­spired them

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This Her­itage Day, the F&HE team share their favourite family recipes from Grandma’s col­lec­tion

HOME-MADE GIN­GER BEER

If there’s one thing my grandma is known for, it’s her de­li­ciously sweet, home-made gin­ger beer. Over the years, it’s be­come some­thing of an in­sti­tu­tion – and a req­ui­site for the fes­tive sea­son – as she only makes it once a year, for Christ­mas. Trust me, no De­cem­ber is com­plete with­out litres of Ouma’s brew to go around Makes 7L EASY 10 mins + overnight, to fer­ment

WHAT YOU NEED

7L (28 cups) cold wa­ter

1kg white sugar

2g (1 tsp) ground gin­ger

5g (1 tsp) tar­taric acid

5g (1 tsp) cream of tar­tar

85g (½ cup) raisins

1 x 10g packet in­stant dry yeast HOW TO DO IT

1 Place all of the ingredients in an ex­tra-large glass jar. Mix un­til well com­bined. Cover with a clean tea towel. Set aside to fer­ment overnight. 2 When ready to serve, pour the gin­ger beer through a chi­nois or a fine-mesh sieve into clean glass bot­tles. Keep re­frig­er­ated.

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NI­COLE KEMP – COPY EDI­TOR A trib­ute to my ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Carol NelHOME-MADE GIN­GER BEER

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