I love giving homemade gifts but I can find it tricky to find the time.
I'm not the sort of Mum who can whip up something while my kids are running around...I just don't have the nerves for that!
But...I went to a dear friends birthday party last week and I wish I had made her something. I wasn't prepared so a quick visit to the nursery saw her receive some pretty plants and some fresh eggs from our chickens.
This week I have another lovely friend's birthday. I like to put the tv on for my daughter for a spell after lunch so I can nap or rest in peace so today, feeling energised after only a 10 min lie down, I decided to make my friend some lemon cordial.
Here is the recipe....
Monique's Lemon Cordial
1 cup boiling water
1 cup castor sugar
1 cup lemon juice
2 tsp citric acid (optional)
Stir the sugar into the boiling water until it is dissolved then add the citric acid, if using.
Allow to cool.
Juice your lemons and add the lemon juice... ta dah!!
Keeps in the fridge for 4-6 weeks with citric acid, 1-2 weeks without.
I tripled the recipe which filled a 1 litre bottle of straight cordial for my friend and a large mixed jug in our fridge.
I didn't have castor sugar and the grainy sugar I used was fine, still dissolving well.
Yummy, what a great way to use up all those lemons available now in South Australia's winter. In my town I think every second house has a lemon tree.
We don't but our generous neighbours do.
Til next time xx