Friday, February 20, 2015

Foodie Friday- Barley Water

Barley Water
  • 1/3 cup pearl barley
  • 1 lemon
  • sugar, to taste
  • ice cubes and mint sprigs
  1. Wash the barley, then put it into a large stainless steal pan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for two minutes, then strain the liquid. Return the barley to the rinsed pan.
  2. Wash the lemon and pare the rind from it with a vegetable peeler. Squeeze the juice.
  3. Add the lemon rind and 2 1/2 cups cold water to the pan containing barley. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then simmer the mixture gently for 1 1/2- 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stain the liquid into a jug, add the lemon juice, and sweeten to taste. Leave to cool. Pour the liquid into a bottle and keep in the refrigerator.
  5. To serve, dilute to taste with cold water, add ice cubes and mint sprig.
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