Sunday, March 24, 2013
Homemade Fruit Cordial
It is not easy to find additive free cordial that doesn't cost an arm and a leg! But it is so easy to make your own! You can use any fruit combo you like and this is a good way to use up any over-ripe fruit you have laying around.
Ingredients (makes approx 1.25L)
2 cups roughly chopped fruit (for the one above, I used a mix of strawberries, blueberries and frozen organic raspberries)
3 cups filtered water
2 cups rapadura or raw sugar
1. Add fruit and water to saucepan. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Take off the heat. Using a stick blender, blend until fruit is finely chopped.
(In Thermomix, add fruit and water to TM bowl. Chop 10sec/sp5. Then cook 10min/90deg/sp2)
2. Strain mixture into a large bowl or jug. Discard the fruit pulp and pour liquid back into the saucepan. Add sugar and cook, stirring on low-medium heat for approximately 10 minutes.
(In Thermomix, add strained fluid into TM bowl. Add sugar and cook 10min/90deg/sp2)
3. Pour into sterilised bottles and allow cordial to cool to room temperature before storing in the fridge.
4. Use as you would commercial cordial - diluting approximately 1 part cordial to 10 parts water, or to taste.