Thanks for the recipe Sandy - sounds like a nice easy one. It must be the season for winemaking - I have just made 4 gallons of banana wine as we are inundated with bananas at the moment, and the wine took care of the last 16lbs of ripe fruit. I had my doubts about banana wine as it sounded like a headache in a bottle, but several people have assured me that it turns out like a dry chardonnay - so here's hoping..... But it doesn't sound quick!
4lb ripe bananas - very ripe are best
1 gallon (imperial) water
juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
yeast and nutriants
finely chop bananas and skins - add to water and bring to the boil to simmer for 25 mins.
let cool and strain warm juice over sugar, raisins and lemon/orange juice - make up to 1 gallon.
add yeast and nutriants and swirl to mix well, cover tightly or use airlock if you have one (we can't get them)
leave for for 5 days swirling daily,then let sit for a day and siphon the juice off the residue into a clean jar.
every couple of months siphon the juice off the residue until clear, and drink when you can't wait any longer!! They say wait a year!!
I'll let you know in a year's time what it is like, unless I don't wait that long - and then can't see to type!!