Friday, 6 July 2012

Elderflower Cordial

~The elderflower cordial infusing.~

Elderflower cordial is so easy to make and tastes amazing. Me and Nial made this from elderflowers that we picked locally, and there are loads of them in the area. We got about two litres out of this recipe, and you can freeze it in smaller batches to preserve over the year.

20 elderflower heads, with minimal stalks
1 lemon, sliced
2 tsp citric acid
1.5 kg sugar
1.2 ltr boiling water

1) Place all the ingredients except the boiling water into a large bowl (we used a large pan).
2) Pour the boiling water over the ingredients and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
3) Remove any scum from the surface of the water.
4) Cover the container with a cloth and leave for five days stirring twice every day.
5) Strain through muslin and decant liquid into steralised bottles.
6) Keep refrigerated and best used within two weeks, freeze if necessary.

Elderflower growing wild.
Please use a professional book to identify elderflowers, I suggest Food for Free, which you can find at Amazon.

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