Local recipes from the National Parks
Recipe for Gale Beer
North York Moors National Park
- A bunch of gale (bog-myrtle)
- 1 gallon boiling water
- 1 pound sugar
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 oz yeast or 1 tablespoon dried yeast
- 1 slice of toast
How to make it:
Put the gale, sugar and lemon in a sterilised bucket. Pour on the boiling water. Allow to cool. When the mixture is tepid, float the slice of toast on the surface with the yeast spread on it. Leave for 24 hours. Then remove the toast, strain and bottle in corked bottles. Mind out for popping corks!
Really refreshing on a sunny summers afternoon after a long walk.