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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kvass is a real Russian drink.

Kvass is a real Russian drink. It is a product of fermentation on the basis of rye bread with added sugar and raisins. Earlier it was only home made drink but now in Russia and the countries of the former USSR there are many factories that make kvass. Kvass contains some alcohol (0.5 to 2.2%), but you will not drunk! Kvass is so popular in Russia that Coca Cola has also become to produce kvass.

How to make kvass?


1.3 gal. water
1.1 lbs. black rye bread
0.45 oz. yeast
3.5 oz. sugar
0.35 oz. mint (optional)

1. Slice the bread and dry it in the oven. The rusks should be ruddy but not burnt.
2. Put the rusks in the saucepan, pour the boiling water, cover the contents and wait for 2-3 hours.
3. Strain the infusion through clothing without pressing, add the yeast, mint and sugar.
4. When kvass starts to foam, filter it again, pour out in bottles, put 3-5 raisins into each bottle and close the bottle at cork.
5. Leave kvass in warm and dark place for 2-3 days until it is ready.
6. Keep kvass in cold place.

Tips for Making and Serving Kvass

1. The water used for kvass must be soft.
2. Kvass is best served chilled in hot weather.

Try kvass, it's a great and useful drink! And now look video about kvass. Yes, from this video you will learn how to cook an unusual Russian dish "okroshka".


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