Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar - Make Real, Healthy Apple Cider Vinegar at Home!!!
Recipe type: Vinegar / Condiments
Apple cider vinegar is used in tons of different cuisines and despite the fact that there is a permanent glut of apples in the marketplace, cider vinegar is stupidly expensive. This is how to make it at home.
- 1.5kg Apples (your favorite variety)
- 1.5lt Pure water / mineral water (non-chlorinated)
- 120g Sugar
- Cut your apples into blocks, including the cores, and place this in a large non-reactive bowl. In another bowl, combine the sugar and mineral water. Don't use tap water as the chlorine in the water will inhibit the fermentation process. Stir the mixture until all of the sugar has dissolved.
- Pour the sugar solution over the apple and add a little more mineral water to top up if necessary. Cover the bowl with cling-wrap and prick a few tiny holes in the plastic to allow the CO2 to escape.
- Place this out of the way on your counter at room temperature. Let this stand for 7 to 10 days, stirring each day.
- Every day you will notice a froth on top of the bowl. This is the fermentation in progress. After 7-10 days, the mixture will have the aroma of an apple cider.
- Strain the fermented mixture to remove all of the solids. Pour the liquid into suitable sterilized containers.
- Cover the containers using multiple layers of cloth, secured with elastic bands. Place the jars in a dark cupboard for 6 weeks to mature.
- And there you have it, home made apple cider vinegar.