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    Old Fashioned Lemon (Citrus) Barley Water

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    1 hrs 10 mins

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    **Mandy**'s Note:

    I love this drink so couldn't believe it when I saw it wasn't on Zaar. This is from the back of a packet of Pearl Barley. You can also experiment with a mixture of other citrus juices such as lime or grapefruit.

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    1. 1
      Rinse the barley well.
    2. 2
      Cover barley in a pot with cold water & bring to the boil, drain.
    3. 3
      Return barley to saucepan with the lemon rind & 10 cups water, cook slowly for 1 hour.
    4. 4
      Add the lemon juice & sugar and stir until sugar has dissolved.
    5. 5
      Strain and chill to serve.
    6. 6
      Discarded barley can be mixed with some dried fruit & nuts and warm milk and makes a great breakfast.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 20, 2008


      We love barley water, but this is the first time I've made it at home, and it turned out really well. I reduce the recipe to make one litre bottle. Very tasty! Thanks Mandy!

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    • on July 08, 2008


      I already had my eye on this one when I saw the great reviews and pics from other folks...also I saw Alton Brown make plain Barley water on his show. This was very good. I have been in the habit of making lemonade from scratch lately so this was really one other simple added step. Unique, I like that. I am going to try this out on some friends without telling them what it is. I will also try a sweetener like honey or maple syrup, maybe stevia (for MIL) in the future. Thanks Mandy! Made for ZWT4.

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    • on June 18, 2008


      I halved the recipe and enjoyed the lemony taste, and so healthy too! Thanks Mandy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Old Fashioned Lemon (Citrus) Barley Water

    Serving Size: 1 (2914 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 659.4
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 32.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 165.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.2 g
    Sugars 114.7 g
    Protein 6.0 g

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