Tuesday, 16 January 2018

ELDERBERRY and HONEY CORDIAL




Elderberries de-stemmed
Raw honey
Water
Lemon/lime sliced (2 per Kg berries)
Ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves (optional)
Put elderberries, lemons, spices, into a pan and cover with water. Bring gently to simmering point, crushing and stirring frequently. Simmer for 15 minutes, then strain. Measure juice adds an equal amount of raw honey. Stir to dissolve, bottle into clean jars dried in the oven. Seal and process for   20 min in hot water bath/ vacola preserving pan.
The addition of the spices enhances the flavour. This can be used to make either hot or cold drinks.

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