Saturday, 15 October 2016

Elderflower Cordial

 I've followed several recipes in the past but in the summer of 2016 Monty Don did a version that was not only simple to follow but also tasted quite good too and lasted 3 months in the fridge.
The recipes was as follows :
20 heads of elderflowers
6 unwaxed lemons
50 grams of citric acid
1.8 kilos of sugar
1.5 litres of boiling.


Put the elderflowers in to a bucket then grate the zest of the 6 unwaxed lemons in to the bucket before slicing the lemons up and adding those to the mixture . The citric acid is then added  to the mixture along with the sugar. Finally add the boiling water and stir the mixture in the bucket until the sugar has dissolved . Cover the bucket with a cloth to keep out insects and leave the bucket in a cool place for at least 24 hours .  Strain and decant into sealable glass bottles and store in the fridge for up to 3 months. In the meantime dilute and enjoy the summer.