Elderflower Syrup

    1 day 15 min

    Late May or early June is the time to make this amazing elderflower syrup or cordial. It tastes great added to sparkling water or Prosecco. I also use it to moisten sponge cakes. The elderflowers should be fully blossomed with as much pollen as possible is on them.

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    Makes: 5 litres

    • 10 (or more) large elderflowers heads
    • 5 litres of boiled water
    • some lemons, halved (optional)
    • 1kg sugar
    • 50g citric acid

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:1day soaking  ›  Ready in:1day15min 

    1. Place the flowerheads in a large pot with the boiled water over them. If you like, you can add some sliced lemons.
    2. Add sugar and citric acid; cover and leave to soak in a warm (or sunny), dry place for 24 hours.
    3. Pour liquid through a very fine sieve and pour into sterilised bottles. Screw on the caps and store in a dry place.

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    Great recipe! made loads and gave away some to family, everyone loved it.  -  16 May 2013


    It's great! Everyone loves it!  -  05 Aug 2014