Mummy's Squash

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By theITgirl

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  • 1.5lb sugar

  • 2 lemon

  • 25g citric acid (buy from chemist)

  • 2 pints boiling water

  • 2 oranges


  1. Get a large bowl, pour in sugar and citric acid add juice and zest of all the oranges & lemons, then pour in boiling water.
  2. Stir till all the sugar has dissolved. Leave overnight
  3. Next day strain through muslin and keep in fridge.
  4. Dilute to drink, using about the same proportions as you would use for normal squash.
  5. Should keep a month easily - except that it has never had the chance.

Handy Hint

Original recipe used to have 2lbs sugar but I prefer less sugar as it makes the drink slightly tarter and more refreshing

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Drink

  • Make Ahead

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  • stewpotmum 12/06/08 10:53

    Thanks, that's great - I am so sick of my kids demanding bought squash and they are sick of my home-made elderflower squash!

  • theITgirl 26/05/08 13:38

    This one has been passed down the family, always been known as either Mummys or Grannys squash. I don't know how old the recipe is but I do know that my Great Granny used to make it. Original recipie used tartaric acid instead of citric acid, but I cannot find this anywhere these days.