Strawberry and elderflower cordial

Roughly 1 1/2 litres

40 minutes + 3 days

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1 litre strawberries
10 elderflower heads
1 untreated lemon, sliced
15 g citric acid
1 litre water
1 kg Dansukker Granulated Sugar
2 g sodium benzoate (omit if cordial is to be stored in the freezer)


Rinse the elderflowers and strawberries thoroughly. Mash the strawberries. Combine strawberries, elderflowers, lemon slices and citric acid in a bowl. Bring the water and sugar to the boil. Dissolve the sodium benzoate in a little of the warm syrup and pour back into the pan. Pour the hot syrup over the mixture in the bowl. Cover and stand in a cool place for three days. Strain through a cheesecloth for 30 minutes. Pour into sterilised bottles, filling them right to the top. Seal. Store in a cool place. The cordial can be stored in the freezer.

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