As soon as the Spring star in Chile, you can find little carts selling this traditional drink Wheat berries with dried peaches or Mote con huesillos on the streets. A little like the Aguas Frescas in Mexico. Is very filling and a terrific snack if you are sightseeing.
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A perfect Chilean drink/dessert.
- 12 small dried peaches
- 3 cup cooked wheat berry
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 liter of water
- cinnamon to taste, starting with 1 teaspoon orange zest
- Soak the dried peaches, with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a piece of orange peel in water overnight. The next day, cook until soft, about 15-20 minutes.
- Place sugar in a saucepan and cook over low heat until a dark caramel form.
- Pour over cooked dried peaches and stir to incorporate, this will give sweetness and color. You can do the same with molasses in the USA, dissolved in hot water from the cooked peaches.
- Cook the wheat berry according to package directions.
- To serve, place 1/2 cup wheat berries in a tall glass, add 2 peaches and cooking liquid to fill the glass.
- Add sugar if desired. Serve very cold.