Refreshing cherry kvass: how to make it with dry yeast
Quasad is a very popular refreshing drink, without which no summer trip is complete. The good thing is that you can make it at home without any hassle and with affordable ingredients. To make it sparkling like champagne, special starters, breadcrumbs or even yeast are used. You can also add berries, fruit and dried fruit to enhance the flavour.
Today I'm sharing a recipe for a refreshing cherry that you can easily make at home.
Cherries (peeled) - 1 kg.
Water (2 litres) - (peeled) - (peeled) - (peeled) - (peeled) water (2 litres)
Sugar (100 g) (2 g) (1 g) (1 cup)
Dry yeast (0.5 tsp) Vanilla (1 pinch)
Fill with water and add sugar. Bring the pan to the boil and simmer for a further 10 minutes. Strain the juice. Add the sultanas, honey, yeast and mint to the stock. Cover with a lid or gloves. Leave in the dark for 24 hours. Strain the sourdough and return it to the jar.
Empty the sourdough into a jar or glass and seal tightly with a lid. Put the sour cherries in the fridge for 2-3 days to ripen. During this time the yeast smell will evaporate completely and the drink will be full of gas. When you open the lid, be careful: there will be a lot of foam that can fall onto the table. So don't be in a hurry! The sourdough can keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks - it will taste even better and richer with time.
It's very easy to prepare - just wait for the sourdough to ripen and take your time. In the end, the result will surprise you with its taste and your family will enjoy the fizzy drink with great pleasure.
In this recipe you can use not only fresh cherries, but also frozen fruits, so you can make this drink in winter too. Dry yeast can be easily replaced by fresh (compressed) yeast, but you will need exactly three times as much (5-6 grams is enough).
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