A packet of dry Barley
Sugar (preferably Rock Sugar) - amount to tatse
1 Screwpine leaf
1. Wash barley & place in a pot with sufficient amount of water to cook the barley.
As a guide, the water should be double the depth of the barley in the pot.
It is not necessary to put a lot of water at this stage.
Boil until barley is tender which may take about 30 minutes or more, depending on method of cooking (I always cooked in a 5-ply stainless pot which ususally take only 30 minutes).
2. Once barley is tender, add more water to the volume required, screwpine leaf and sugar. Boil until sugar get dissolved.
3. Serve warm or cold.