Beet Kvass recipe.
Kvass and okroshka are great for summer.
Russians drink kvass is a cold beverage.
Okroshka is Cold Soup, we use kvass preparing it.
Ingredients to make Kvass:
2 litres (4 pint) - water
1 kg (2 lb) beets, washed, peeled and grated
200 g (8 oz) - rusks
20 g (1 oz) - sugar
1 cloves garlic
1. Crush the rye rusks or rye bread dried in the oven, put it in big saucepan, add finely grated beets and sugar.
2. Pour boiled warm water, stir and leave in a warm place for 3 - 5 days.
3. Strain and discard rusks and beets. Pour kvass into bottles, cork tightly and keep in the refrigerator.
4. Kvass should be served with crushed garlic.
(10-15 grams =1/2 oz; 100 g = 4 oz)
And now you are ready to make cold red soup: holodnik.