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....
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.