Thursday, 25 June 2015

Strawberry Cordial

It is easy enough to buy a good quality cordial but I doubt it will ever taste as good as one made by yourself and from your own freshly picked produce.

Here is a recipe for and easy to make strawberry cordial which does not have as much sugar as some recipes I have come across. Hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients

1 kilogram of strawberries with hulls removed and well washed
2 cups of water
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
575 grams of sugar

Add the strawberries, lemon juice and water to a food processor. Once finely chopped place in a bowl, cover and leave in the fridge for 2 days to allow the water to absorb the strawberry flavour.

After 48 hours sieve the liquid through a sieve with added muslin to squeeze out all the juice into a pan. Add the sugar and stir whilst heating until all the sugar is dissolved. Gradually increase the heat and bring to the boil for 5 minutes and skim off any scum that forms.

Using a funnel pour into pre-sterilised glass bottles whilst still hot.

Once opened keep in the fridge and use within one month or freeze it for later use.

Lovely if diluted in sparkling water.

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