Tuesday, November 3, 2015

How to Make a Delicious Citrus Cordial

Spring may not be the season for most fruit to be harvested but there's often plenty of citrus needing to be picked. Having grabbed a bag of assorted lemons and oranges from our warmer bush block it was time to make some cordial. 
The ingredients:
24 citrus fruits
 6kg of sugar
4 tablespoons of citric acid.
16 cups of boiling water not shown!

The zest is roughly grated off the citrus and put in with the water and the citric acid.
The water is brought to the boil then all the sugar is stirred in until dissolved.
The juice is added and stirred in.

The mixture is left to cool; best overnight.

Recycled wine bottles are washed and then sterilised in the oven for about 20 minutes.

While the bottles are still warm, the mixture is strained through a sieve into a jug and then poured into the bottles. Sealed up, these bottles will last for a long time in the pantry. Once opened they need to be refrigerated to avoid some moulding on top.
Serve with water to taste and plenty of ice on a hot day. 

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