Summer Vacation Day 43 – Orange Mead and Orange Cake



Orange Cake – see recipe here

Orange Mead*
makes 1 gallon

  • 2 1/2 pounds raw honey
  • 1 Large orange –  wash cut to fit for later removal from the gallon jug
  • 1 small handful of raisins
  • 1 teaspoon bread yeast  – dies off quickly so the mead stays sweeter
  • Balance water to one gallon


  1. Sterilize a 1 gallon carboy, airlock and funnel
  2. Dissolve the honey in warm water and put into the carboy
  3. Add the orange and raising
  4. Top off with cold water to 3 inches from the top.
  5. Shake the jug with top on, for aeration.
  6. Add 1 teaspoon of bread yeast.
  7. Install water airlock and put it in dark place.

After 2 months or so it will slow down to a stop and clear. Then you can siphon it off and bottle

*(adapted from a recipe by Joe Mattioli)


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