Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Strawberry and Passionfruit Cordial

Afternoon Everyone!

Strawberry and Passionfruit Cordial

The hubster loves strawberries and he especially loves strawberry cordial.  To the point where I have a freezer full of strawberries ready to be made into cordial now that the season is about over.  This recipe is very similar to my Pineapple Cordial

To make Strawberry Cordial you will need:
Diced Strawberries (overripe is OK but bland strawberries won't make a very good cordial)
Water
Sugar
Citric Acid
Passionfruit Pulp


Strawberry and Passionfruit Cordial
1. Cover the diced strawberries with water and boil for 30 mins.  Put into the fridge overnight.

Strawberry and Passionfruit Cordial
2. Strain out the strawberry pulp and then rub it through a strainer so that your strawberry liquid has a lot of pulp but no seeds.

Strawberry and Passionfruit Cordial
3. Measure your strawberry liquid.  You will need a cup of sugar for each cup of strawberry liquid.  Mix together in a saucepan.

Strawberry and Passionfruit Cordial
4. Stir the combined sugar and strawberry liquid over low heat until all of the sugar has dissolved.

Strawberry and Passionfruit Cordial
5. Add 1 teaspoon of citric acid for every litre (or every 4 cups) of liquid.  Add passionfruit pulp to taste (I usually add 2 per litre).  Bottle and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.  

To make the cordial, mix 1/5 cordial with soda water.

Also, I have noticed that the passionfruit seeds dance when the cordial is mixed with soda water.  The bubbles will make a seed float to the top of the glass and then once the bubbles have popped the seed will fall back down to the bottom again.  Maybe I should have called this drink "The Dance of the Passionfruit Seed" or not....

2 comments:

  1. Just made this cordial for the second time. Yummy. I will never buy cordial again....I know there is no nasties in this one (artificial flavours, colours etc). Much better for my kidlets.

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  2. Just about to make again... Can't wait yummy yummy

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