Wednesday, March 24
I have done my best this month to use them - friands, lime and coconut cake, splice iceblocks but I still have more. more. more to use. This, and a couple of excess lemons found me wondering how I could take advantage of the bounty.
Then hubby came into the kitchen and poured himself a cordial.
When I went searching for a recipe I admit I was disturbed by the amount of sugar in cordial. Gobsmacked. But then I thought, well, when you drink it, it's really watered down. Right? Now I've tasted it, I think it will not only be diluted with water, but definitely with ice, vodka. Oh, and let's not forget Tequila, crushed ice and salt... yee-ha.
2 regular sized lemons
6 regular sized limes
1.5 kg white sugar
4 cups boiling water
1 tsp citric acid
Zest 4 of the limes and 1 of the lemons and set zest aside.
Juice all lemons and limes, leave seeds in if you wish add to zest.
Pour boiling water into large jug or stockpot. Add sugar cup by cup stirring as you go to dissolve sugar best you can.
Add zest and juice, cover for 24 hours.
After 24 hours, strain the jug/stockpot over a sieve with muslin (I used a linen teatowel - smells lovely when you wash it later!)
Makes 2 litres cordial or 12 litres made up.
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