About this recipe: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.
Makes: 5 litres
10 (or more) large elderflowers heads
5 litres of boiled water
some lemons, halved (optional)
50g citric acid
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Method Prep:15min › Extra time:1day soaking › Ready in:1day15min
Place the flowerheads in a large pot with the boiled water over them. If you like, you can add some sliced lemons.
Add sugar and citric acid; cover and leave to soak in a warm (or sunny), dry place for 24 hours.
Pour liquid through a very fine sieve and pour into sterilised bottles. Screw on the caps and store in a dry place.