As you may know from previous posts, I always make preserved citrus peel at this time of year. Usually I freeze the juice in cubes and cup measurement lots.
This year however I decided to make cordial as I had a large basketful of Australian Limes as well as lemons.
To the left went the juice, to the right went the sliced peel...
Here is my recipe and method for the cordial.
Rangpur Lime and Lemon Cordial
1.5 litres of citrus juice
1.5 litres of water
1.5 tabs citric acid
3 tabs tartaric acid
Make a sugar syrup by dissolving the sugar into the water in a large pan on medium heat.
Dissolve the citric and tartaric acid in a little boiling water, add to syrup.
Add strained juice to the syrup and heat to 70C.
Place clean washed bottles into oven at 100C for 15 mins.
Using a funnel, fill the hot sterilised bottles and cap straight away.
Makes about 3 litres and will keep quite well on the shelf but should be refrigerated once opened.
This should get us through till Elderflower Time....