Clover Blossoms Used to Make Vinegar

Recipe instructs one on how to make vinegar with hop yeast and clover blossoms.

| Good Old Days

Clover blossoms sometimes were used with hop yeast to make vinegar. From my collection of old recipes comes one on how to make vinegar.

"Pick the clover blossoms without stems or leaves attached. Place a peck of the blossoms in a stone jar, add two quarts of brown sugar, one quart of molasses and four and a half gallons of boiling water. When this cools, add one and one-half pints hop yeast. Mix the ingredients well. Place a white cloth over the jar and let stand in a cool place for 14 days. Strain the vinegar off and seal it in jars."

Mrs. Lorin Best
Mission, Texas

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