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Recipe Name: Sima - Finnish May Day Drink - Pronounced 'see-mah' Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/24/2014
Base: Beverages Comments:
Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 24

10 Quart(s) Water, fresh pure
2 Lemons, fine
2 1/2 Cup(s) Brown sugar
2 1/2 Cup(s) White sugar
1/3 Cup(s) Dark corn syrup, optional
1/4 Teaspoon(s) Dry yeast
Shave the yellow peel from the lemons, cutting very thinly so that as
little of the white underlayer as possible is attached. Set the yellow
slices aside. Then peel the bitter white underlayer off and discard
it. Slice the lemons into very thin slices. Place them into a
container and cover them so they don't dry out. Boil the water in a
large kettle. Remove it from the heat and stir in the yellow lemon
peel, the sugars, and the syrup. When the sugars have dissolved, cover
the kettle and let the contents cool to room temperature (25'C or
75'F). Then add the lemon slices and the yeast. Leave it to stand
overnight. Place 4-5 raisins and a teaspoon of white sugar in the
bottom of each of several clean bottles (wine or soda pop). Pour the
sima into the bottles, straining it through a sieve to remove the
lemon. Cap the bottle tightly. The sima will be ready to drink when
the raisins rise to the top of the bottles, about 3-7 days depending
on the temperature of the room where they are stored. Serve it well
chilled. Miscellaneous recipes from the collection of Mike
Orchekowski. File

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 106
Calories From Fat: <1
Total Fat: <1g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 9.6mg
Potassium: 46.3mg
Carbohydrates: 27.7g
Fiber: <1g
Sugar: 24.6g
Protein: <1g

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