kvas

Definition

Food

  • A slightly alcoholic drink made from stale rye bread and water (1:6), the bread is dried and powdered, steeped for 8 hours, sieved, yeasted and fermented with mint and sugar (1:30 on water) for 8 hours, strained, a few sultanas added and the whole left for about 3 days until the sediment settles and the sultanas float. Decanted and strained before use. juniper is occasionally used in place of mint.
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