Thursday, 25 June 2015
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.
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.