Mal squash

    1 day

    This syrup recipe, which is also known as squash or dilute, was given to me many years ago by an old farmer's wife. It's so easy to make, my family and friends have loved it for years.

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    Makes: 1 large bottle

    • 3 medium sized lemons
    • 6 oranges
    • 1.5kg (3 lb) caster sugar
    • 60g (2 oz) citric acid powder
    • 1.8L (3 pt) boiling water

    Extra time:1day resting  ›  Ready in:1day 

    1. Slice fruit, pips and all, into a large bowl. Add sugar and citric acid.
    2. Pour on boiling water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cover and leave for 24 hours.
    3. Squeeze everything by hand.
    4. Strain to remove pips. Fill in a plastic jug bottle. Dilute to taste with water. Store syrup in a cool place.


    Use more lemons to taste.

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