Inspiring vegetarian recipes
Try our vibrant veggie dishes, from meat-free lasagne to vegetable curry and vegetarian chilli
Put the blackcurrants in a large pan with 300ml water. Put the pan over a low heat, then very gently bring to a simmer. While it heats, crush the fruit as much as you can with a potato masher. Boil for 1 minute only, then cover the surface completely with clingfilm. Leave in the pan to infuse for a couple of hours.
Add the sugar to the pan and dissolve gently over a very low heat. Boil briefly, then strain through a sieve, pressing all the juice from the currants with the back of the ladle. The cordial is ready to use straightaway, will keep chilled for up to 1 month, or frozen (in small batches) for up to 3 months. Dilute one part cordial to three or four parts water.