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Elderberry cordial

Elderberry cordial

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Ingredients

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  • 500g of elderberries
  • 500g of water
  • 350g of caster sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, rind plus 1tbsp lemon juice
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1
Remove the berries from the stems using a fork then wash them, removing any bits of stalk or leaf
2
Drain the berries and place in a pan along with the lemon rind. Cover with the water and simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes, until the berries have broken down. Skim away any scum that appears on the surface
3
Strain the juice through a colander lined with muslin cloth set over a bowl. Gently press the berries to extract as much juice as possible
4
Return the juice to the pan and add the sugar and lemon juice. Gently heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved
5
Taste and add more sugar or lemon juice to your taste
6
Decant into a sterilised bottle and seal
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