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

Method
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.   

5 comments:

  1. Looks lovely.
    Thanks for the recipe.
    I might try with stevia Xx

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  2. Let me know how that goes Bek!

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  3. Do you think this would work with rice malt syrup instead of sugar?

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    1. Hmmm interesting question! I honestly don't know. Does rice malt syrup tend to dissolve well in liquids? If it does then it might be worth a try. I don't tend to use rice malt syrup often.

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  4. Simple & delicious. Thanks for the recipe. So nice to taste the fruit not just something flavoured like fruit.

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