Elderflower & lemon cordial

Elderflower & lemon cordial

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus 24 hrs infusing

Easy

Approx 1.5 litres
Diluted with sparkling water, this makes a refreshing drink to enjoy throughout the summer, or use a dash neat in recipes like gooseberry fool

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

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  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
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Ingredients

  • 1.8kg granulated sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 1.2l water
  • 20 clean and insect-free heads of elderflower
  • 2 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 75g citric acid (available from the chemist)

Method

  1. Dissolve sugar in water over a gentle heat, then bring to a simmer. Pour over the elderflower heads with the zest from the lemons – use a potato peeler to get nice wide strips. Slice the rest of the lemons and add to the syrup with citric acid. Stir well, cover and leave for 24 hours in a cool place to infuse. Strain through muslin and pour into sterilised bottles. Once open, refrigerate.

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Comments (1)

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Far too sweet, undrinkable, remade with half sugar much better.

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