Convivencia, February 21, 2004

Syrup of Lemons

Anonymous Andalusian Manscript, trans. by Charles Perry

Take lemon, after peeling its outer skin, press it and take a ratl of juice, and add as much of sugar. Cook it until it takes the form of a syrup. Its advantages are for the heat of bile; it cuts the thirst and binds the bowels.

  1. Press juice from the lemons
  2. Combine lemon juice with an equal volume of sugar
  3. Simmer until the syrup is reduced by one third
  4. Mix with water to serve.


From the files of Jadwiga Zajaczkowa (Jenne Heise), 2004