This syrup will keep for months if refrigerated.
It is delicious over pancakes, custard, yoghurt or ice cream, and fresh fruit.
To make cordial, a very small quantity of syrup can be added to a glass and filled with (soda) water.
The syrup can also be added to milk to make a delicious drink.
5 cups sugar
4 cups water
4 cups dried rosella, chopped
Heat the sugar and water in a large saucepan until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Add the rosella and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer gently until the volume of liquid is reduced by a third.
Remove from the heat and strain.
Bottle the syrup while still hot into clean bottles and seal.