[Sca-cooks] Horchata - Barley Water

Arianwen ferch Arthur caer_mab at yahoo.com
Sat May 19 08:24:07 PDT 2007

OK--I'm confused  the only mention of Rice is that
later someone substituted barley for the rice???

"Someone asked about horchata being barley water or
something like that. The word horchata (orgeat in
English), comes from the Latin: hordeata (made with
barley) fr. hordeum (barley). Yes originally is was
cooling drink made with barley. Later nuts of various
types were used. It was a common drink among
Hispano-Arabs, especially in Cordova by the 10th C at
least. In 15th C. Castile, it was made from orange
flower water and barley, almonds or other nuts. Later,
Valencias substituted barley for rice. It was not
until the late 17th C that the earthnut was used to
make the orgeat that known there today."

Arianwen ferch Arthur
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