[Sca-cooks] How old is barley water?

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Thu May 17 10:19:23 PDT 2007

Suey wrote:
> 	The Spaniards call it tisana or ordinate. Although the dictionary of the Spanish Royal Academy defines ordinate as a drink the recipes in Sent Sovi and Nola are thicker. In one of Sent Sovi's barley flour is boiled in chicken broth until it becomes a heavy cream and then mixed it with almond milk and sugar. The other calls for whole grain. Nola's recipes are similar. He uses ground barley and adds cinnamon as well as almond milk and sugar.
Wow.  The De Nola version sounds to me like a barley version of 
Horchata, available anywhere Mexican Food is sold.  "The Rice Pudding 
Drink" ground rice and cinnamon and water, it quenches the fire of hot 
spicy food better than beer in my humble opinion. 


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