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1 hr 30 mins
1 hr 15 mins
This recipe comes from a 1920s French cookery book called "La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E. St-Ange", which I bought recently in a facsimile edition. It makes a delicious non-alcoholic strawberry drink - although you can also use it to flavour champagne or white wine. The recipe is my dodgy translation of the key points of the recipe, supplemented with my own comments - but I've tried it, and it works very well :-)
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- 1In a large pan over a low flame, dissolve the sugar in the water.
- 2Increase the flame and bring the liquid to a boil, then plunge in the strawberries, put a close-fitting lid on the pot and turn off the heat.
- 3Leave the pan undisturbed for at least an hour to infuse.
- 4Dampen a piece of muslin cloth (or a jelly bag), and strain off the liquid into a large bowl or jug. Leave the pulp to drip until all the liquid has been collected - do not press the strawberry pulp, or the liquid will turn cloudy. In my experience, the drained pulp is very popular with passing children, despite its rather anaemic appearance!
- 5Chill the beautiful ruby-red strawberry water, then serve over ice. You may need to dilute it with water, to taste.
- 6Alternative serving suggestion - pour a little of the chilled strawberry water into a wine glass, then top up with chilled sparkling wine.
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Nutritional Facts for Strawberry Water (Or Strawberry Cordial)
Serving Size: 1 (217 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 14.5
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 4.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 3.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 2.4 g
- Protein 0.2 g