I purchased a second hand saft maja (squash maker) and decided to try it out last week. I have drunk Birch leaf squash recently which was really nice and so I gave it a try.
I collected Birch leaves and put in the maja
The base of the maja you fill with water and put on the cooker to boil. The part to the right of the picture which collects the squash is then placed on top
The next part to go on, is the sieve that holds the Birch leaves & sugar and finally the lid goes on
As the water heats up and boils, the water vapour rises through; in this case birch leaves, but I used Lingon berries also and as they steam, the juices drop down and eventually the juice runs out of the rubber pipe into a bottle.
Here are bottles of Lingon and Birch squash, with Teres’ Sill Torte or Herring cake which is traditionally eaten at mid-summer.