Barley Water Recipe
Barley water is an old-fashioned drink that was traditionally given to children.
- Put the barley in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, and then let boil for a further 3 minutes. Strain.
- Put the barley in a jug with the sugar and the peel of the lemon, add 2 cups / 1 pint of fresh boiling water (not the water you discarded.)
- Let stand until cold. Then strain and discard the solid material, keeping just the water.
- Serve plain in glasses, or flavour with juice from the lemon and / or sugar. You can also serve it with ice cubes; sometimes it was diluted half/half with milk.
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