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Barley Water (18th Century Recipe)

3 oz Pearl Barley
2 pt Boiling Water
Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
6 tb Caster Sugar


Rinse the pearl barley, put into a jug and pour in the boiling water. Add the lemon rind and lemon juice and sugar and stir thoroughly. Leave to cool then strain into a clean jug or bottle before serving. This drink will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge, but do cover it as barley water easily picks up other flavours.


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