As part of the TrustNature "food for free" initiative, i would like to share with you the following recipe. This recipe was shown to me by Paul Taylor (www.trustnature.com.au), who originally learned it from Eugenio Gras (http://COAS.com.mx). Many thanks to these guys for their work and their shared knowledge.
Honeymoon has revitalising benefits for the mind and body.
It is gluten free and used to promote health and well being.
Pro-biotic reduces stress and help balance the intestinal micro flora, it enhances the bodies ability to absorb calcium and the synthesis of B vitamins. Also helpful in rebuilding and strengthening the immune system and aiding in digestion.
Honeymoon works on an essential level to reduces stress, promotes well being and some have said that it can even be a mild 'love potion'. In larger amounts in can be know to cause a slight euphoric feeling … "what is it" ?, Its a cold fermentation made from whey, water and honey. The ingredients are blended and left to ferment in the fridge. The process is relatively simple to make, and takes a month to complete, lasting for many moons after.
This recipe makes abut 6 litres of pro-biotic, the ratio is 1/3 Whey 1/3water 1/3Honey,. The secret to this recipe is the use of raw ingredients. It is essential the ingredients are raw and should not be substituted for manufactured replicas.
-6ltrs of raw milk (avoid the cream)= about 2lts of whey-2ltrs of raw honey-2ltrs of rain water
Note: be mindful about breathing or sneezing into the ingredients so you do not contaminate the process. Use all practical caution so as not to contaminate the process, normal kitchen practices should result in a quality pro-biotic. The cold whey process is essential, this does not work with buttermilk whey or cooked cheese whey etc.
STEP1- Place your milk into a sterile jar, sterilisation can be achieved by boiling your equipment. Note: Do not drop glass directly into boiling water as it will crack.
STEP2- Place lid firmly on the jar to avoid contamination and allow it to separate at room temperature.- This will take 4-5 days depending on conditions, once milk is curdled use a strainer to carefully siphon off the whey. Note:The whey is the clear/yellow coloured fluid, without the milk solid, (which looks like white jelly, can be used for making bread).Cold whey is made at room temperature not warmer than 25C or cooler than 15C for best result.
STEP3- (Only begin this step once milk has separated and whey is collected).-Dilute your honey down with equal parts of your warm rainwater and mix until completely dissolved. Note:When making this i would suggest you use rain collected directly from the sky, no need to heat the water excessively (not over 50 degrees!).
STEP4- Add whey to the diluted honey water, gently mix, put the lid on firmly and place elixir in fridge to ferment for 30 days. Remember: 1 part cold whey, 1 part rain water, 1 part raw honey.
The solution is kept in the fridge because, it is a cool ferment selecting for the optimal pro-biotic, through process, temperature and ingredients. This cold fermenting results in a white layer on top of the pro-biotic, a clear amber centre, and a thin white layer at the bottom of the jar. These 3 layers should start to become evident within 5 days of it being in the fridge.I would recommend you undo the lid every few days to allow gas build up to escape. Though the amount of gas is minimal, there are some discrepancies to be found in natural ingredients. The final result is a amber to yellow coloured liquid, may have a very low alcohol content, is slightly sweet in taste and very pleasant to drink . When consumed the brew is gently shaken to mix in the 3 layers. A daily dose is 100 ml but as much as 200ml can be taken, although you may experience a somewhat pleasant euphoric feeling.Serve chilled.