A couple of weeks ago I was given a big bag of limes. I thought about what to do with so many (40 odd) - even though we love lime, that's a lot!!!! Anyway being inspired by my pastor's wife who said she was going to make lime cordial with hers, I searched through my many recipe books for a recipe - nothing! I did however find one which was for lemon cordial that sounded really easy, so I changed the quantities (when do I ever keep a recipe exactly the same?) & made my very first batch of homemade cordial - YUM!!! Once you have homemade cordial nothing is quite as nice. Thankfully it was so easy & yesterday I made the rest of the limes into more cordial (can you believe it had gone so quickly - considering we rarely have cordial in the house it's no wonder). I thought I would share with you my recipe:
SUPEREASY HOMEMADE LIME CORDIAL:
20 or so limes
6 1/4 cups sugar
2.5 L water (0.66 gallons)
1. Wash the limes well (mine had dirt on being from a backyard tree, but if they're from a shop I'd want to give them an extra good scrubbing to get rid of pesticides). Peel the limes - I did this with a potato peeler.
2. Bring water, sugar & lime peel to the boil - boil for half an hour.
3. Juice the limes ( I like pulp in mine - if you don't you may want to sieve the juice)
4. Once peel mixture has cooled, sieve it & throw out the peels. Add the Lime juice to sieved cordial & refrigerate. Makes almost 3 litres. Don't forget it's a cordial so dilute it about 1 part cordial to 4 parts water to serve.
Dave & I particularly enjoy it with soda water (as pictured)- refreshing & delicious!!
I'm linking in this week!
Now Dave wants me to try making orange cordial with the many oranges we got in Griffith!!! - AHHH what did I start?!?!!
**** PLEASE NOTE: This recipe is a little sour for some people's tastes. To adjust to a sweeter cordial add more sugar or reduce the number of limes****