Homemade Passover wine is one of the simplest yet most loved traditions of the Karaite seder.
- 1½ pounds of dark colored purple or black seedless grapes
(Makes about 4 glasses depending on the size of the grapes)
You will also need:
- A blender
A cheese cloth or fine strainer
Blend the grapes a little at a time in a blender. Then use a cheese cloth to squeeze out the juice. In the absence of a cheese cloth a strainer works fine as well. That's it!
Note: The juice must be made within few hours of the passover prayers so as to not ferment. Most families prepare the grape juice within four hours of the seder. Some families make this juice out of a combination of raisins and grapes. The traditional Egyptian Karaite Jewish understanding of the rules of the Passover is that all fermented foods are forbidden.
Recipe courtesy of Denise Ezial
Photography by Ezra Moussa