Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Barley With Sweetened Condensed Milk

Barley, the dessert!

Barley with Sweetened Condensed Milk

I've a couple of tricks up my sleeves when it comes to barley.  Unless I'm boiling barley water for someone under the weather, I prefer not sweetening it with the likes of candied winter melon or rock sugar while cooking. Plain is the way to go. This gives me a lot of leeway to flavour it however I please, be it sweet dessert or savoury treat.

I'm sharing an easy recipe today. This is probably the quickest dessert I've ever made (if you already have cooked barley on hand) and it's great eaten anytime of the day. Oh, let me put it this way - I call this an "up-to-you" recipe.


- Cooked barley with a bit of barley water (while still hot/warm)
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Lemon zest

Left: Barley grains (to be rinsed properly and soaked for an hour)
Right: Boiled tender - takes about 40minutes


1) Scoop a few spoonfuls of cooked barley into a bowl or cup. Add some barley water.
2) Stir in sweetened condensed milk (to taste).
3) Serve with a pinch of lemon zest or chill in fridge, if you prefer having it cold.

Note: The portion, the thickness of the soup, warm or cold, the is entirely 'up to you'.

Barley with Sweetened Condensed Milk and a pinch of Lemon Zest


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  1. must try that... i love barleys.

  2. I genuinely want to try this - looks like rice pudding for posh people and I LOVE rice pudding ;-) x

    1. Oh, do. This is what we call comfort food xx ^.^

  3. So simple...but looks absolutely delicious! I must try this one!!

  4. Never heard of barley sweet. How innovative.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. You're most welcome. Thank you for dropping by :)

  5. this is one delicious quick ,easy and the results fabulous,thanks for sharing :-)

  6. Wow, I've never tried adding milk into barley. Such an interesting dessert!

  7. I love the simplicity of this dessert, we use to use condensed milk when making rice pudding, I love the idea of barley, much healthier.
    Thanks for the inspiration...have a wonderful week Sharon :D

    1. Thank you, Juliana - you have a wonderful week too. Can't believe I've never tried rice pudding before. I have got to make some for myself one day! ^.^


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