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Barszcz in a bottle, how much water should I use?


Davey 13 | 388
14 Feb 2009 #1
Heyy I just bought some barszcz in a bottle from this Polish shop and it doesn't say how much water to mix with it? And also wondering what I should put into it? The bottle is 300mls btw.

Thankss
Olasz - | 69
17 Feb 2009 #2
If it doesn't says anything on the bottle you'll have make small experiment ;)
Easy way is to make a broth with stock cubes, you could add a bit of smoked bacon (pinch of smoked paprica will do, but that's not "orthodox" ;) ), some marjoram, salt and pepper to tase and then barszcz from that bottle of yours, start with 1/3, stir, try if it;s not "watery", add 1/3 of a bottle more if needed etc.

Some people add dash of winegar and some sugar. I don't.
Have a look at entry in this guy's blog, in english. He's made barszcz, you just use barszcz from a bottle instead of beetroot, ok?

realepicurean.com/2009/01/barszcz-czerwony-polish-beetroot-soup/
sunbreak 14 | 20
11 Jan 2011 #3
Merged: Red Beet concentrate - how to use it?

I bought a small bottle of red beet concentrate at the local polish cafe/grocery place. Anyway, there are no instructions as to how to use it. So, how much (how many teaspoons, for e.g.) would you use for each cup of water? What I have is Vavel brand.
Wroclaw Boy
11 Jan 2011 #4
depends how strong you like it, trial and error the good news is you can add water or concentrate to suit your taste.
lupa
2 Feb 2021 #5
4 tablespoon for 1 cup of water
pawian 188 | 17,916
3 Apr 2021 #6
I bought a small bottle of red beet concentrate at the local polish cafe/grocery place.

To be honest, I don`t know anybody here who uses concentrate - if people do, they keep it secret. Embarassed? It is easy to cook your own borsch with real veg or use fresh or fermented juice.
Alien 8 | 1,285
12 Nov 2021 #7
@pawian
We use concentrate. The day before yesterday my wife bought a raspberry concentrate on the Polish side, which can be drunk with mineral water. Thìs is a brilliant solution.
jon357 71 | 20,468
12 Nov 2021 #8
use fresh or fermented juice.

The tetrapacks from Hortex are good. We only make Ukrainskie which isn't of course fermented, however I've used the tetrapacks and it's hard to tell that it isn't home-made.


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