Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Apple Juice Pressing

Sunshine abounds, such a nice day for a change. Lots of solar warmth in the house too. So after work had ended for the day we spent time outside. Then we roughly hosed off a load of apples we'd picked at a friend's house last weekend and crushed and pressed them for apple juice. We used lots of cookers so the result is a rather tart sharp juice in flavour; we've frozen half unsweetened and added a bit of sugar to the other half - I think the lack of sweetness indicates the lack of sunshine here recently. The crushing is done in a big bucket with a drill bit which is like a paddle mashing the apples to bits and then the pressing takes place with the lovely Vigo press we've had for a few years now. The resulting apple juice has that cloudy homemadeness about it - doesn't look that appetising really! Tastes good though..and its an exclusive limited edition 'single estate' cold pressing.....

3 comments:

Calico Kate said...

I think it looks fab & is bound to be delicious!
CKx

Debs said...

We had some with breakfast - it is a 'full-on' flavour, bags of vitamin C, but still a wee bit on the tart side.

LittleBrownDog said...

Oooh - that looks good. We get lots of apples here, and there's a pressing place a few miles away, or so I'm told. But I've always been put off by the price they charge for pasteurising the apple juice so it will keep - freezing it would seem to solve that problem.

I think it's fantastic what you're doing there and will be back to learn more.