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Sima (Finnish Lemon Soda) Recipe

April 24, 2013

MAKES 1 LITER

Ingredients? tsp. fresh yeast
3 cups filtered water
? cup packed dark brown sugar
3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. granulated sugar
5 golden raisins

Instructions1. Mix yeast and ? cup filtered water heated to 115; let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Place brown sugar in another bowl. Bring 1 ? cups water to a boil in a 1-qt. saucepan; pour over sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in remaining water, lemon juice, and granulated sugar; let cool. Stir in yeast mixture and drape a clean dish towel over bowl; let sit at room temperature (ideally 70-75) for 24 hours.

2. Using a funnel, pour soda into a sterilized 1-liter plastic soda bottle, filling to within 1" of the top or lower. Add raisins and close bottle tightly with top. Let sit at room temperature (ideally 70-75) for 24 hours (the bottle should become rock-hard with the pressure that builds up within). Refrigerate soda for 2 days before opening and serving. Drink soda within 1 week of opening, and store in the refrigerator. Get the recipe >>

    

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