Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Elderflower Cordial

I am watching England play Slovenia at the moment, but can never give 100% attention to an entire football game (and this one is too nailbiting to), so...
While I was Visiting Teaching (visiting with church friends) this morning, I was given a very nice glass of elderflower cordial. Scott is quite keen on it, so I got the recipe, and on the various walks to and from school and playgroup, collected enough flowers for the recipe.

Elderflower Cordial

25-30 sprigs Elderflowers (don't pick whilst wet)
3lb Granulated Sugar
3 Oranges
1 Lemon
2 oz Citric Acid
3 pints Cooled Boiled Water

Wash flowers, slice oranges and lemon, and put all ingredients in big bowl/pan, with lid/tea towel over top.
Leave to steep for 48 hours, stirring when passing.
Strain mixture (in muslin or something fine), including squeezed juice from fruit slices.
Use within a week, or freeze.
Very nice diluted with sparkling water.

1 comment:

Kimberley said...

ooh that looks lovely Helen - might have to try it - it's so expensive to buy and I go through it so quick xx