Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Hawthorn Flower Cordial
Hawthorn flowers are picked and snipped away from the stems and leaves. layer them in large jars sprinkling some caster sugar over them every inch or so as you layer them in.
In a saucepan, make some sugar syrup Sugar syrup; water, granulated sugar and lemon juice. Heated until the sugar is dissolved and boiled for about 3 minutes, then set aside to cool, adding a few tablespoons of Rosewater.
The cooled syrup is then poured into the jars of hawthorn flowers. With the lids screwed down loosely, the jars were stood in a saucepan on some newspaper and with some newspaper in between them to avoid any banging of the jars. Water is added to the pan - as much as the pan can allow without it covering the jars and brought to the boil. Even with the newspaper in, this was very noisy. Once brought to the boil, the heat was turned down to barely simmering and left for 1 hour.
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