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How to make elderflower and rose petal cordial
- 30 Elderflower heads
- 2 handfuls Fresh rose petals
- 1kg Sugar
- 2l Water
- 50g Citric acid
- Lemon, chopped
- Orange, chopped
- STEP 1
Boil the sugar in the water for about five minutes in a large saucepan. Pour into a large ceramic bowl and add the citric acid, and chopped lemon and orange.
- STEP 2
Add the elderflower heads and rose petals. Stir well. Cover with a clean cloth and leave for three or four days. Strain through a jelly bag and fill sterilised bottles.
- STEP 3
To drink, dilute to taste with cold water (still or sparkling).