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Elderflower Cordial

I thoroughly enjoyed my walk along the Common land at Noirmont near my house this week.  I gathered some elderflowers and took a recipe from the internet and made a batch of Elderflower Cordial.

It took me about 20 minutes to get the solution ready.  I added the flowers and left the solution rest in the fermentation bucket I was using that I normally use to make wine.  Every twelve hours I lifted the lid and the smell emanating from this lovely liquid was sensational.

Once the 72 hours elapsed I proceeded to sterilize some bottles that I had collected with lift off metal tops by putting them in the oven at 150 degrees celcius.

I siphoned off the delicious liquid and had my first sample using it in the proportion of 11 to 1 with carbonated water as a treat.  It was as delicious as it looked.  Not only that I took the two crushed up lemons and two crushed up oranges used in the making of the Elderflower Cordial and transferred them to a pot and proceeded to make lemon and orange marmalade using half a pint of the newly made Elderflower Cordial.  The marmalade tasted really special with the addition of the Elderflower Cordial.  Nothing but natures best in my kitchen.

Elderflower Cordial

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