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Boza – fermented drink

Boza –  fermented drink

Boza, like other fermented products such as yogurt or kombucha contains  many beneficial bacteria.  It contains large amounts of vitamins B (B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12), vitamin A and E, iron and is regarded as a drink that fills the body with strength and energy.

Boza should be drunk well chilled, but without an addition of ice.

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups water (may increase to 10 cups)
  • 1 cup einkorn berries
  • 1 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup sourdough*

 

Instructions:

Pour Einkorn berries into a pot  let soak with warm water 4-8 hours. (you can skip this step)

Rinse well Einkorn under running water.

Fill a large and deep pot with 8 cups water.

Add Einkorn berries and boil until mushy (1,5 – 2 hours).

When cooled use a blender to puree the berries until smooth.

Add 2 more cups of water and sourdough.

Mix well and leave to stand overnight.

The next day, strain and add sugar. Mix until the sugar melts.

Keep in the refrigerator.

 

* May replace sourdough with 30 g. yeast.

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