Wednesday, 30 June 2010


While tending to my garden, I noticed that my two elderflower trees were in full bloom with white cheerful bunches of sweet-smelling flowers. I could not help myself but to pluck some to try out this recipe that I've been dying to do....

Elderflower Cordial

10 elderflower heads
1 liter boiling water
600g caster sugar
1 lemon, sliced

Gently rinse over the elderflowers to remove any dirt or little creatures.
Pour the boiling water over the sugar in a very large mixing bowl. Stir well and leave to cool.
Add lemon slices and then the flowers.
Leave in a cool place for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
Strain through some muslin and bottle.

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