Anglesey County Show mixed fruit syryp recipe


fruit-cordialWe entered this mixed fruit cordial into the Anglesey County Show. It was a fruit syrup/cordial made from fruit harvested from the allotment. Making cordials/syrups is a great way to use up surplus produce or a glut of fruit and also is a fantastic way of having those sweet summer flavours last through the winter.
You can pretty much make a cordial out of any really flavoursome fruit. I have made all kinds of cordials in the past the nicest being this one or elderflower and the worst was probably a crab apple one – completely lost its apple flavour. I think its best to try to stick with stronger flavours and try and remember the stronger the flavour, the more you can dilute it and the longer it will last.
Equipment neededcook-fruit
  • Heavy bottomed saucepan
  • Large bowl
  • Wooden/Plastic spoon
  • Muslin cloth
  • Clip top bottles
Ingredients needed 
  • 1kg Mixed soft fruit of your choice fresh or frozen – I used redcurrants, blackcurrants, raspberries, gooseberries, strawberries and last years left over blackberries from the freezer
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 350g Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Litre cold water
strain-fruitMethod 
  • Wash all fruit
  • Place in pan with water, lemon juice and zest. Gently bring to the boil. Once boiling, leave to simmer until the fruit is very soft and pulpy
  • Once fruit is soft strain juice through muslin cloth into the large bowl and leave to drain overnight or for as long as you be patient ­čśŤ I tied mine to a rack and left the bag drain for a few hours
  • Once drained transfer the juice back to the clean pan and add sugar
  • Heat the juice up on medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and funnel into clean sterilised jars(I used with sterilising solution or dishwasher to sterilise my jars)
  • Now dilute to taste and enjoy!

cordialWe cooked an apple crumble and added it to the mix and we added it to milk for a tasty shake. I have soo much fruit in my freezer at the moment, so might nake a new one or different flavour. This recipe nade 3 bottles of syrup but there was a crack in one bottle, so I had to chuck it. Soo gutted as it tasted well nice!!

Also, forgot to mention we won 2nd with the cordial which we were really pleased with!!

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