from “A choice selection of Regency Recipes you can now make at home” – published by Arundel Press for the Royal Pavilion Brighton (UK)
Picked up by sister T at the Brighton Royal Pavilion when she interviewed Adrian Joly, interpreter (i.e. very knowledgeable person) for that amazing building. Worth a detour to Brighton, if only for the magnificent airy kitchen – the king was so proud of it he used to drag his guests in for a tour. This is a drink that sister B remembers having as a kid, supposed to be very good for you.
juice and grated zest of 2 juicy unwaxed lemons [probably 2 standard lemons here]
100 g. pearl barley [available in any health food shop]
50 g. sugar
Bring to the boil 1 litre of water with the lemon zest. Add barley, sugar and juice and return to the boil. Reduce the heat a little and simmer for about 10
Take off the heat, leave until cold and strain through a muslin [cheesecloth] lined sieve. Chill until needed and drink very cold.