Elderflower cordial

Added by maggie dove on 19 June 2011
Collect around 25 heads of dry elderflowers.
Shake off any beasties.
With scizzors snip florets into a basin.
Add the grated rind of 3 lemons then slice them and add to the elderflowers.
Add 70gm citric acid.
Now make sugar syrup by pouring 2 1/2 pints of boiling water onto 500gm sugar and stiring till sugar dissolves.
Pour onto ingredients in the bowl and leave for 24-48hrs , stirring now and then.
Strain through muslin bag and bottle in clean jars.
If kept cool this should keep for a year but store in the fridge once starting to use it.
To dilute use 1:12 with water
This cordial can be used to flavour cakes, and sorbets.
What else can you use it for?

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