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Chapter: Beverage Recipes
Section: Cold: Horchata
Recipe: Horchata

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1 lb of Chufas
1 qt Water
Raw Honey to taste
Pinch of Cinnamon
Grated rind from 1/2 lemon

Clean the chufas and soak them in the 1 quart of water for 10 hours to
soften. Mash them in the water with a blender or by hand three times to
release all the juice. Filter the mixture through a fine collander and
throw away the residue. Add the sugar, cinnamon and lemon rind to the
liquid. Let the liquid rest overnight in the refrigerator.

I know the recipe is a little vague, but it gives you an idea how it's
made. Personally, I soak the lemon rind with the chufas so that it will be
filtered along with residue, that produces a cleaner milky texture.

From: calles@earthlink, rec.food.cooking, alt.creative-cook, May 11, 1996.
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Stanley Kays