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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Home Made Lemon Syrup

I intend to have a go at this syrup over the weekend.

Ingredients:

grated rind and juice of 1 kg/2lb (about 8 lemons)
grated rind and juice of 2 oranges
1kg/2lb granulated sugar
1.2 litres/2 pints of water
2 x 15ml/ 2 tablespoons of citric acid

Method

Put the grated rinds into a large saucepan then add the sugar and water and bring to the boil slowly stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Pour the squeezed fruit juices into a large heatproof bowl or jug then pour on the boiling syrup; then stir in the citric acid.  Leave to cool.  Strain and then pour into prepared sterilised bottles leaving about 2.5cm/1/2 inch to 1 inch headspace in the top of the bottle.  The bottles then can be processed using the heat process or by Campden solution.  I prefer to hot water process the bottles rather than adding anything further to the product.  Please see my post here as to how to go about it. http://tarragonnthyme.blogspot.com/2012/01/sterilising-bottles-or-jars-by-heat.html

Variations:

Substitute oranges, limes or grapefruit for the lemons and use lemons instead of the oranges

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