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water, let the jug stand covered until the contents are quite cold, then strain. If preferred, the apples may be previously roasted.

Time.—1 hour. Average Cost, 3d.

3249.—ARROWROOT.

Ingredients.—1 dessertspoonful of arrowroot, 1 teaspoonful of castor sugar, ½ a pint of milk or water.

Method.—Mix the arrowroot smoothly with a little cold milk, boil the remainder and pour it on, stirring briskly meanwhile. Return to the stewpan, and boil for 5 minutes, stirring all the time. Add the sugar, and serve. If preferred, an equal quantity of water may be substituted for the milk.

Time.—10 minutes. Average Cost, 1½d.

3250.—ARROWROOT AND BLACK-CURRANT TEA.

Ingredients.—2 tablespoonfuls of black-currant jam, 1 tablespoonful of arrowroot, 1 quart of water.

Method.—Put the jam and water into a stewpan, bring to the boil, and simmer gently for ½ an hour. Strain, return the liquid to the stewpan, and bring again to boiling point. Mix the arrowroot smoothly with a little cold water, pour it into the stewpan, and boil gently for about 10 minutes. Pour into a jug, stir from time to time until cold, and use.

Time.—45 minutes. Average Cost, 3d.

3251.—BARLEY WATER.

Ingredients.—2 ozs. of pearl barley, 2 or 3 lumps of sugar, the thinly pared rind of ½ a small lemon, 1 pint of boiling water.

Method.—Cover the barley with cold water, boil for 2 minutes, and strain. Place the barley, sugar and lemon-rind in a jug, pour in the boiling water, and cover closely. When cold, strain and use. This forms a nutritious, agreeable drink, and it is also largely used to dilute milk, thus making it easier of digestion.

Time.—1 hour. Average Cost, 1½d.

3252.—BARLEY WATER. (Another Method.)

Ingredients.—1 oz. of pearl barley, 1 quart of cold water, the thinly-pared rind of 1 lemon, the juice of 1 lemon (if allowed), sugar to taste.

Method.—Blanch the barley, then strain and return it to the stewpan. Add the water, simmer gently for ½ an hour, then put in the lemon-rind and continue the cooking for ½ an hour longer. When ready, strain into a jug, add the lemon-juice and sugar, and when cold use as required.

Time.—1½ hours. Average Cost, 1½d.

A very nutritious and extremely pleasant drink may be quickly and easily prepared by using Patent Barley. Directions for making it are given with each packet.