Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rhubarb Cordial

The weekend is nearly over, join us in one last splash out and make yourself some rhubarb cordial to beat that terrible Monday feeling.


Rhubarb cordial recipe.


PIG ROW RHUBARB CORDIAL

INGREDIENTS
2kg of chopped rhubarb
2 large oranges
1.5 litres of cold water
Citric Acid (optional)
1.2kg granulated sugar

METHOD
Cook the rhubarb in a pan with the cold water with grated orange peel from 1 orange and the juice from both. You can get the most juice out of them by rolling them before cutting, this loosens up the juice and makes them easier to squeeze. When the rhubarb breaks down into a mush leave to cool for 1 hour. Strain juice through a fine sieve into another pan and put back on a low hear, add the 1.2kg of sugar and citric acid (you only need to add the citric acid if you want to store this). Stir until all the sugar has melted into the juice and pour into sterilised bottles (here's a quick way to sterilise glass).

Don't buy shop cordials, make your own. Start the season with rhubarb.





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