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BOZA

/Millet-Ale/
This is a popular Bulgarian drink also typical of other Balkan countries. The boza is a thick, fermented beverage (containing up to 4 percent alcohol) with a sourish or sweetish taste. The boza is made of various kinds of flour (barley, oats, corn, wheat), but boza of best uality and taste is made of millet flour. !ere follow instructions for making boza at home. The recipe is meant for " littres.

BOZA

Ingredients

" l water # teacupfuls flour # teacupfuls sugar $ teacupful boza or home%made ferment

Directions: &lightly roast the flour (to become rosy in colour). Take care not to get it burnt. 'i( it with only a bit of lukewarm water. )our the mi(ture into the pot filled with the rest of the water and put it on the plate. *dd the sugar and leave the li uid to boil stirring it once in a while. +eep boiling for "%, minutes still stirring. -emove the pot from the fire and let it cool. *dd $ teacupful boza or home%made ferment. .eave the mi(ture in a warm place for #%/ days to cause fermentation. 0hen the boza is ready, pour it in bottles and store in a cool place (refrigerator).

Home-made boza ferment


Ingredients

$%# spoonfuls slightly roasted flour $ teacupful tepid water $ spoonful sugar

How to make the boza ferment: 'i( the slightly roasted flour (take care to keep it from burning) with the water and stir well. *dd the sugar. .eave the mess in a warm place for #%/ days to ferment, stirring it from time to time. Note: The teacupful of boza or home%made ferment can be replaced by ,%1 moistened and crumbled slices of wholemeal bread 2or toast2, or by ,%1 spoonfuls leaven. 3n this case before storage the boza has to be filtered (without pressing).

There is reason to suppose that for causing fermentation it is also possible to use a mi(ture of a little bit of yeast, water or milk, and a teaspoonful of sugar, left beforehand to rise. 4bviously, to become a good boza maker one has to e(periment. 555 The boza ale has recently gained wider popularity. !ere follows a uotation from the Bizarre 6ews ezine issue of 7anuary $1, #8819 Breast-Enhancing Beer Gains Popularity LONDON, Since Bulgaria joined the European Union, sales of Bo a !le, "hich clai#s to gi$e "o#en %igger %reasts, has s&yroc&eted' European #en ha$e %een purchasing the %eer, #ade fro# yeast and fer#ented flour, for European "o#en since the e(tra ta(es "ere re#o$ed "ith EU participation, Britain)s the Sun reported *onday' Bar o"ners and shop&eepers are also stoc&ing up, the report said' +he Sun said a ,o#anian #an, Bar#y -onstantin Bar%u, tra$eled across the Dunu%e ,i$er just to purchase a case of Bo a !le for his "ife' ./ really hope / see an i#pro$e#ent,. Bar%u said'