You will need: 3 cups ripe berries ( blackberries, raspberries, blueberries or a mixture), or cherries. The other one, Worcesterberry, ended up more like a gooseberry. Pour into a jelly bag. Remove from the heat, and leave the pan, covered, overnight, Next day, sieve the cordial into a large pot, squishing the fruit pulp in the sieve to get as much juice out of it as you can. Total time: 1 Hour 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Serves 6. Place both containers in a dark, cool place for 1 month. Dissolve 50% of sugar (600 grams) in water. This is an easy way to make cordial and it's good for gifts! In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, powdered sugar, and light corn syrup until combined. Use up a glut of seasonal gooseberries with our best ever recipes. The gooseberry is a funny thing. Note: The reason for the double-straining is to eliminate the tiny strawberry seeds that inevitably fall off the fruit into the liqueur. And the geneticist in the family reminded me that this was typical of hybrid vigour. It worked first time, producing a delicious, zesty, quite intense cordial that is absolutely gorgeous with sparkling water, really rather naughty with sparkling wine, and positively dangerous as a vodka sea breeze. In a large saucepan, bring sugar and 1 1/2 cups water to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. This one, the Jostaberry, ended up more like a black currant. Jostaberry Fool. Wash and dry strawberries thoroughly. To jazz up sparkling wine, put a dessertspoonful in the bottom of a wine glass, and top up with fizz. Some got used for ice cream or frozen yoghurt, or as a substitute for elderberries in Savoury Elderberry and Chocolate Sauce, then one day, needing to clear some space in the freezer, Nik decided to invent a cordial recipe. 1. Pop the jostaberries, caster sugar and elderflower cordial in a pan on medium heat. There are so many different tweaks you can make to this recipe. Don't worry about stems because it will be strained through a jelly bag. Clean berries without washing; set aside in tall half-gallon jar. Nutrition information is calculated using an online nutrition database – is approximate and is … This recipe is from the Anne of Green Gables cookbook by Kate MacDonald. 2-4 cups sugar. Mash periodically with a potato masher. Allow juice to strain. Put everything except the citrus fruit into a wok or large saucepan and bring slowly to a boil. 1/4 cup lime juice. Put berries in a pot with a little water. If you can’t get Jostaberries - and let’s face it, you don’t see them in the shops - try a 50/50 combination of blackcurrants and gooseberries. Mix cooled syrup with vodka and pour over strawberries. Pour into small sterilised bottles and seal. Simmer til tender. Strain again through coffee filter into a bottle. "Diana poured herself out a tumblerful, looked at it's bright-red hue admiringly, and then sipped it daintily. Mix. When you bite into a true Cherry Cordial candy you get the snap of real chocolate and a burst of sweet and slightly boozy syrup. Here are some of the ones I’ve found success with so far: Strawberry mint cordial – simply add a few leaves of mint to the cordial when you store in the fridge and make sure … Line a large baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside. Boil water and add sugar, stirring to dissolve while returning to boil. Increase heat; bring mixture to boil and set aside to cool. Add a sieve to another pot, and put a cheese cloth (or another kind of clean kitchen towel) inside it. Recipe via Increase heat; bring mixture to boil and set aside to cool. 250ml water. DIRECTIONS. Admittedly, this is a bit of a fussy recipe. From a linguistic point of view — me being German and all — it is kind of interesting too: The name Jostaberry was created via combining the German words for blackcurrant and gooseberry, namely Johannisbeere (“Jo”) and Stachelbeere (“Sta”). Jostaberry juice mixed with pectin. Bring it to a boil, and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the berries are squishy. How to…. Press pulp well to extract the boiled liquid. 8 elderflower crowns. Mix sugar with 1 cup water and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Discard the fruit pulp, then bring the juice to a boil, and bubble till it's reduced by a third. The addition of stem ginger, as opposed to fresh ginger, adds a sweet and spicy flavour that complements the gooseberry, without becoming overpowering. After 1 week, pour through a sieve, reserving strawberries, and transfer strawberry-infused vodka into a clean, sterilized glass container and seal.Add sugar to strawberries, mix well and transfer to a separate clean, sterilized glass container and seal. Following German pronunciation of “J”, it should be pronounced “yostaberry” in English. Don’t be tempted to squeeze it to … 4. Strain the strawberry mixture through the jelly bag overnight. Keep lids hot but do not boil. You shouldn’t have any jostaberry bushes in your soft fruit orchard if you aren’t willing to spend Hours Each Day picking fruit. Place the wet bottle on a tray, heat the oven to 140℃ (120℃ fan)/275°F /gas 1 and put the bottle in the oven for about 10 minutes.