Traditional recipes

Grape juice

Grape juice

This fall I decided to make my own grape juice. I am not used to drinking commercial juices, not even from the "natural" ones or with the "identical natural" aroma: P

The amount made is for an entire winter :))

Because my father made wine, I was lucky with the press that squeezed my last drop of berry juice, but I think a juicer would work just as well (only slower for 30kg: P). So I squeezed the beans twice.

Then I prepared the preservative according to the instructions on the package and mixed it with the rest of the juice. I know it's not really healthy, but it's the compromise made to make sure my juice doesn't ferment.

It's February, and I just celebrated the end of a stressful but successful session, with the juice as fresh as 4 months ago!


Wine cleaning

The signal for the end of wine fermentation is the decrease of the glove. A loose sediment should form at the bottom and the wine should be drained without hitting it. To do this, it is placed in advance in a higher place and in a wine container, which does not bring the sediment closer than 3 cm, put one end of the transparent tube. The other end is placed in a clean, dry bottle, where you will pour the wine. At this point, the wine must be judged and, if necessary, added last with the sugar.

If no sugar needs to be added, the broken wine bottles are tightly sealed with corks and matured in a room with a temperature between + 5 ° C and + 16 ° C. The most important thing is that when young wine ripens there are no daily temperature jumps. The maturation stage of the wine can last between 40 and 360 days. In the maturation process, if you see an accumulation of sediment at the bottom of the bottle, you need to pour the wine into another vessel, using the same tube. This must be done until the sediment almost ceases to form.

The wine can be considered completely ready. It can be stored in suitable conditions for up to 5 years.

The process of making homemade wine may seem complicated only for the first time. But if you do all the procedures correctly at least once in the future, you should have no difficulty.


Grape muffins

Ingredients for the grape muffin recipe:

  • 270 g flour
  • 250 ml soy milk
  • 50 ml oil
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • A vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Grape beans.

How to prepare muffins with grapes

Mix in a bowl the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a separate bowl, mix the soy milk and oil and add everything over the dry ingredients. Mix everything until the composition is homogeneous. Put the composition in the form of muffins, half the capacity of the muffin tin, and add grapes in each form, 4-5 berries. Bake the muffins for 20 & # 8211 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. It can be served with chocolate or almond flakes on top.

Grape muffins

How to prepare grape must according to the oldest recipe

Perhaps the most anticipated drink of the year is. grape must, the healthiest and tastiest natural juice, but the strongest fortifier of the immune system, due to its high content of vitamin C

Perhaps the most anticipated drink of the year is. grape must, the healthiest and tastiest natural juice, but the strongest fortifier of the immune system, due to the high content of vitamin C. The best grape must is made according to old recipes, with tradition, just like this miracle drink .

Grape must It is recommended for those who make intense intellectual effort, but also for those who are recovering, because it stimulates the body's immunity and recovery. In order to obtain a quality must, clear steps are required, as follows:

  • choosing more ripe grapes
  • preparing the grapes to be crushed
  • crushing the grapes and obtaining the must
  • must clarification preparation of vessels for storage
  • boiling and preserving the must.

How to make grape jam & # 8211 grape jam recipe without preservative?

How are grapes prepared?

I washed the grapes and let them drain. I unwrapped the bean from the stalks. I used black grapes to make the jam have a special color. Obviously, it can also be made from white or pink grapes.

I left the small grains whole, cut the large grains in half and cleaned them of the seeds. It is not necessary, but I did so.

Ingredients for grape jam or marmalade

I prepared and weighed the grapes and sugar. Vanilla can be a stick, extract or vanilla sugar.

How and how much is the grape jam boiled?

I chose a large saucepan (or pan) in which I put the grapes, sugar and vanilla. I left everything on the table for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

After the grapes had left enough juice, I put the pan on medium heat and waited for it to boil. I occasionally mixed in it.

I boiled this grape jam for about 20 minutes on low / medium heat. I stirred from time to time. I let it fall well, to bind.

When it dropped and gained consistency I put out the fire. Be careful not to caramelize! How much is a syrup, a jam or a jam boiled? The simplest and most correct is to use a confectionery thermometer and to follow its gradations: at 105 C the jam stage is reached and we can stop boiling. Yes, all water sugar solutions will have the same consistency and concentration at 105 C but it will take more or less until we reach this stage, depending on the water content of the fruit. My thermometer can be purchased here. I always use it to prepare Italian meringue for macarons, of the Swiss one for meringues, la whipped cream as well as all the jams, jams and syrups they make.


Natural energy juices

Tomato juice

Steps to make tomato juice

1. Wash two tomatoes well and remove the skin.

2. Limit them and add a glass of water.

3. You can sweeten the taste.

Orange juice

Steps to make orange juice

1. Squeeze the juice of two oranges.

2. You can sweeten the taste.

Grape juice

Steps to make grape juice

1. Wash the bunch of grapes well.

2. Combine them to get the juice.

3. If necessary, add a glass of water and sweeten to taste.


  1. Wash the grapes in a stream of cold water.
  2. Unwrap the grapes from the bunches and choose the healthy ones from the sick or hit ones.
  3. Place the selected berries in a large pot, add water and bring to a boil.
  4. After boiling for a few minutes, leave to cool for 15 minutes, then pass through a thick sieve placed on top of another large container.
  5. Pass the grapes patiently, leaving only the seeds and skins in the sieve.
  6. Put the resulting juice on the fire again and add the sugar provided in the recipe.
  7. Allow to reduce by half, then add the lemon juice, bring to a boil and turn off the heat.
  8. The syrup is poured hot into previously sterilized bottles.
  9. Close the sealed bottles and turn the bottom up for a few minutes to form a vacuum.
  10. After about 10 minutes, return the bottles to their normal position and allow the syrup to cool slowly, then transfer to the pantry.

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Fruit compote preparation & # 8222and random & # 8221 & # 8211 not recommended

Many people make compote like this: put the fruit in jars (big, small, as they will be & # 8230). Put 2-3-4 tablespoons of sugar in each jar (it is not known exactly how much or how much sugar fits in a spoon) then pour cold water from the tap until the jar is full. Close the jars tightly and start shaking them individually until the sugar (called & # 8222melting & # 8221) dissolves.

Then the compotes are boiled at Bain Marie, as explained below. Often the sugar remains undissolved and the degree of sweet-sour of the compotes varies & # 8230 the housewife realizing only in winter that some of them are a bit sour or others a bit sweet. Some even made mold! Let me make them better next year! And the story repeats itself


Grape jam

Grape jam, simple recipe, without preservatives, only with grapes and sugar. The simplest and fastest recipe, with a fantastic aroma, perfectly candied grapes, like syrupy raisins.

Grape jam it is made from white, pink or black grapes, if possible without seeds, from grapes with large berries. If they have seeds and bother you, remove them with a needle or toothpick. It's some work. But you can leave them with seeds, grape seeds contain antioxidants and are very good for the body.

With this delicious recipe I participate together with some heartfelt bloggers in a beautiful challenge, called Romanian tradition and gastronomy . The host this Monday is the beautiful Lili and she proposed us to cook grape recipes.
Beautiful autumn challenge, isn't it?

I can't wait to see what next month's challenge will be. Keep an eye on the new & # 128578

Jam is always made with sugar, jam cannot be made without sugar or with a sweetener. Only jam can be made without sugar & # 128578

Other grape recipes and other jam recipes you can see below:


Juice rich in vitamin C.

It was some time ago when the Spanish Ministry of Health promoted the campaign " 5 pieces a day of fresh fruits and vegetables"As a way to raise awareness among the population, so that, every day, it will take fruits and vegetables natural, which provides the nutrients that our body needs so much to function properly.

In this sense, both fruits and vegetables can be eaten either in their full form, with their skin (in the case, for example, apples or pears), or completely peeled.

But if you prefer to opt for another form of consumption, there is no doubt that natural juices they always become one of the best options.

On this occasion in particular we offer you a wonderful juice based on fruits rich in vitamin C, which is ideal to start the day with energy (you can also work out some of the natural energy juices which I proposed in a previous post).