There is something wonderful that comes from the creation of food and even better when I know what's in it, no preservatives and additives, because I made it myself.
Children love cordial yet standard cordials are so choc full of preservatives and additives I don't dare give it to my children for fear of what I'm putting in to their precious bodies.
|JOLI - lemon cordial in empty wine bottles|
3 letres of boiling warter
30g tartaric acid
30g citric acid
30g epsom salts
1 1/2kg caster sugar
Zest and juice the lemons. In a large saucepan combine water, lemon juice, lemon zest, acids, epsom salts and sugar. Stir over medium heat until sugar is fully dissolved. Strain into sterilised glass bottles while hot. [I use empty wine bottles - though be careful not to mistake them for actual bottles of wine.] When cool store in refrigerator until ready to use. You can also freeze the bottles. To serve mix a splash of cordial with ice-water. Perfect for hot Australian days.