Friday, 10 June 2011


Elderflower cordial is simply delicious and something that is so simple to make that everyone should have a go. Elderflower is everywhere, once you start looking for it. Just make sure you know exactly what it looks like before you pick as I had a few mishaps with picking hawthorn flowers instead :). Once you have found your elderflower try this simple recipe for yummy summer cordial.
  • Pick 10 large elderflower heads
  • 900ml boiling water
  • 700g sugar ( I mixed caster and unrefined light muscovado)
  • 4 lemons (grate zest, juice and slice)

Put the elderflower in a pan or tub and pour the boiling water. Add sugar, lemon juice, zest and slices and stir.
Leave in a cool dark place for 24-48 hours
Strain through muslin or sieve and pour into bottles (sterilised).

The cordial is lovely, to make it last keep in the fridge and for a truly indulgent treat add a dash of cordial to sparkling white wine...simply divine!!

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