GINGER BEER

 

Ginger beer may be diluted with water or extra sugar, or ginger may be added to obtain the desired taste. Liberians make the ginger beer with the peelings of pineapple only.

1 Ib. FRESH GINGER

2 FRESH PINEAPPLES unpeeled and cut in chunks

2 gallons BOILING WATER

2 tsp. YEAST

cup of lukewarm water.

3 cups MOLASSES

 

Chop the fresh ginger finely, and then beat to a powder. Add the pineapple chunks. Pour 2 gallons boiling water over and allow to cool to lukewarm. Add the yeast, dissolved in cup of lukewarm water. Allow to stand overnight covered. Add the molasses on the following day. Chill and strain. Bottle tightly and refrigerate.

 

Yield : more than 2 gallons (serving 8)

 

country : Liberia

course : beverage

 

source : The African Cookbook / Bea Sandler