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Elderflower Coridial

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Leave to cool

Skill level

Easy

Servings

6 x 500ml bottles (to serve dilute 1 part cordial to 4 parts water)

When the elderflowers are out, make this easy delicious cordial and save yourself some pennies.

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Ingredients

  • 30 elderflower heads undamanged in full bloom, white or pink
  • 3 litres of water
  • 1 kg granulated sugar
  • 2 lemons sliced
  • 75g citric acid

Method

  1. Put the water in a large pan, and bring to the boil.

  2. Add the sugar and sliced lemon, turn the heat down and dissolve sugar slowly, this will stop the sugar becoming crystallised. Once dissolved re-boil.

  3. Add the elderflower heads and citric acid, stir them well, bring to the boil again, turn off the heat, give it another good stir, then place a clean tea towel over the top and leave to cool.

  4. Once cooled, strain the liquid through muslin or kitchen paper and pour through a funnel into strong sterilised screw top or flip top bottles. Seal immediately and store in a cook dark place. This will keep for 3 months.

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