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Elderflower Cordial

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You will need…


  • about 25 elderflower heads
  • zest of 3 un-waxed lemons
  • juice and zest from one orange
  • 1 heaped tsp citric acid   
  • 1kg sugar


Check elderflower heads for insects, and remove. Place flower heads in a large bowl with the orange and lemon zest. Boil 1.5l water and pour over elderflowers and citrus zest. Cover and leave overnight. Strain liquid through a jelly bag .Then pour liquid into a pan. Add sugar, lemon and orange juice, as well as citric acid. Heat gently to dissolve the sugar, then bring to boil and simmer for two minutes. Use a funnel to pour syrup into sterilised bottles. Seal with cork or swing-top lids.  

After we made this at school I made it with my family. I really enjoyed it! 

By Millie

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