Elderflower & lemon cordial

Elderflower & lemon cordial

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Cooking time

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

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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 info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 1.8kg granulated sugar
  • 1.2l water
  • 20 clean and insect-free heads of elderflower
  • 2 lemons
  • 75g citric acid (available from the chemist)

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Method

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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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

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