Elderflower & lemon cordial

Elderflower & lemon cordial

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • 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:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal0
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs0g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein0g
low insalt0g
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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)

Method

  • STEP 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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