Through the Ages
from the Medieval to the Victorian ages.
a large quantity of fresh Malaga raisins, and let them be put
into a hogshead filled up with clear spring water.
stirring it twice a day for a fortnight when it must be pressed,
and let run into another vessel.
take a large slice of toasted bread, hot from the fire, rub
it over with the best yeast, and let it continue to work for
draw it into another vessel, where it must stand another fortnight,
when you must stop it, and it may be bottled for use at the
expiration of a week.
or, the Complete Country Housewife
London, c. 1780