Ahoy hoy. It’s been awhile. To be honest, I’ve been a wee bit unmotivated since the arrival of little AB. So here’s a nice simple post to ease back into the blogosphere.
So what do you do when you have a glut of mandarins and Mr HouseHomeCastle doesn’t like mandarins? We make the easiest cordial ever.
Juice all excess citrus fruit into a measuring glass. Strain through sieve into saucepan.
Add about half as much sugar to saucepan.
Rinse measuring cup with some boiling water. Add to saucepan.
Boil till a slightly syrupy. Pour into strearilsed bottles. THE END. YOURE DONE. SIMPLE.
We added the cordial to soda water. Really rather nice. Refreshing. A bit sweet but not overly. And easy to tailor. I used mandarins. The next go will be with grapefruit (YUM!!).
Mr HouseHomeCastle doesn’t like all the seeds. Geez, mandys, what’s with all the seediness??
If you have a bunch of citrus halves leftover after this you can fill some with salt and use as an air fresher. The salt and peel absorb snellyness. I also add cloves.