vendredi 11 mai 2012

. recipe: elderflower cordial.

Yesterday, I've been making elderflower cordial. It is such a tasteful and fresh drink for the warm spring coming. 

Makes about 1,5 L:

*20 heads of elderflower
* 1,5L of water
* 1kg of sugar
* 6 unwaxed lemons ( or 2 lemons and 75g of citric acid)

1 - shake flowers to release insects.

2 - put the water to boil in a large pan with the sugar. stirr until the sugar is completely dissolved.

3 - peal the lemons (keep the zest of 2 - i've put all the zest and it made it a bit bitter), slice them and reserve. when water is boiled up, take off the heat and add flowers, lemons slices and zest. cover with a cloth and leave at room temperature for 24hrs.

4 - next day, strain the cordial through a sieve lined with muslin and pour into nice bottles with screw-on lids.

5 - now serve it with some cool sparkling water...

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