Barley Water Recipe

  • 2 ounces pearl barley
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • Peel of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 pint boiling water
  1. Put barley in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and boil for about 3 minutes. Strain barley and put in a jug with sugar, lemon peel and boiling water. Cover and let stand until cold. Strain. Serve plain, or add lemon juice and sugar to taste, or dilute half and half with milk, or serve over ice. It is usually served in small tumblers