Cvas

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Description[edit]

In Romanian: Bautura sanatoasa (Cvas)

Ingredients[edit]

Procedures[edit]

  1. Dry the thinly sliced bread in the oven.
  2. Boil the water, add the sugar and pour on top of the dried bread that was placed on the bottom of a 15 qt glass jar.
  3. Add the lemon peel, cover with a napkin and let stand for 4 – 5 hours.
  4. Strain through a dense sieve, add the yeast dissolved in a little water, mix, cover with a napkin and let stand another 4 – 5 hours until the drink starts to foam.
  5. Strain a second time and pour in bottles.
  6. Leave two inches empty at the top.
  7. To each bottle add a raisin and a rice grain.
  8. Cap with a boiled cork and tie it with a string.
  9. Do this for all bottles.
  10. Keep the bottles horizontal in a cool place.
  11. In 2 – 3 days, the cvas is ready.
  12. Do not stir the bottle before uncorking.