Inspiring vegetarian recipes
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Give all of the utensils you plan to use a good wash in hot soapy water and leave to air dry. Add the water to a 1 litre clip-top jar, add the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Pour in the kefir grains, close the lid and leave to ferment for 48 hours at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.
For the second ferment add the sugar and lime juice to a 1 litre clip-top glass bottle. Strain the kefir water through a nylon mesh sieve (a metal sieve will kill the grains) and then pour into the bottle. Close the lid and shake gently to dissolve the sugar. Leave at room temperature for another 24-48 hours, opening the lid to release the pressure every now and again.
Serve poured over ice with a slice of lime.The reserved kefir grains can go into a clean jar again to re-ferment with fresh water and more sugar. You can store the grains in their sugar water for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.