Tuesday, July 12, 2011

BASIL SEED RED SYRUP DRINKS

This drink is famous in South East Asia but quite unusual else where. It looks like frog spawn, but don't let that put you off, those little gelatin lumps with black centres are actually basil seeds. This drink has a cooling effect and good in hot whether like South East Asia. The basil seeds are normally soaked in the water and the seed swells into small soft balls and these give an unusual texture to the drink. 

The traditional flavouring is rose water, but you can flavour it with vanilla or peppermint essence if you prefer,

Ingredients

5g  Basil Seeds
500ml Water
1/2 cup sugar
200ml Rose Water
Crushed Ice for Serving
Preparation
1. Using a tea strainer to hold them, rince the seeds under a tap to clean them.
2. Soak the seeds in 100ml water.
3. With the other 400ml of water, warm it with the sugar  until the sugar is fully dissolved. Taste it, you can adjust the sweetness to your own preference at this point, remember that the drink will be slightly more dilute once the other ingredients are added.
4. Leave to cool back to room temperature.
5. Once the water is at room temperature, and the basil seeds have swelled mix them all together, the rose water, the sweetened water and the water with the basil seeds.
6. Chill and serve over crushed ice.

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Sirap Selasih ini selalu popular dalam bulan Ramadan ni. Minuman ini memang segar dan menyejukkan badan. Sudah dua kali buat untuk berbuka puasa, senang dan mudah.

Next Post - Lemon Bundt cake With Ginger Lemon Glaze
 
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2 comments:

Mas said...

nyamannya tengok air tu...
nak segelasss kak....

Nieza said...

assalam kak...lama tak singgah sini lately ni bz ngan xtvt luar jer...byk menu best-best dh tertinggal ni. air ni kelau kena bulan puasa memang best ni..akak puasa ke?..selamat berbuka puasa yer..:)

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