Elderflower recipes

Find traditional elderflower cordial recipes, elderberry champagne recipes and even a modern twist on the use of elderflowers in fritters!

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6 reviews

I make this jam (actually, I suppose it's more like a jelly) every year in early June with big beautiful elderflowers. It requires soaking for 3 days before you can actually make the jam in less than 15 minutes after that. Besides spreading it on bread, you can use it to glaze fruit tarts or as a sweet filling for cakes mixed with cream.

Recipe by: Marianne

2 reviews

I've tried a couple of different recipes for elderflower cordial, and I've used this recipe a couple of times now and it produces an excellent result. The light flowery taste of elderflower cordial is one of the most refreshing and individual flavours, which transports you to the long days of early summer.

Recipe by: wellyboots

2 reviews

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.

Recipe by: Marianne

1 review

I made this for the Royal Wedding, and being the wedding of the century - any old strawberry jam would not do. Instead, taking some inspiration from my favourite cocktail, the "Red Lady", I decided to do a strawberry and elderflower jam. Enjoy!

Recipe by: Tanja

1 review

This stunning gooseberry and elderflower jam is heavenly dolloped on rice pudding, as the filling for a sponge cake or even swirled into a fool.

Recipe by: RobCan

No reviews

This is an easy to make refreshing drink made from elderflowers. These start to make an appearance around June. Once made and bottled it can be frozen and used when required. I first made it with my children who helped to pick the flowers and then make the drink. They still enjoy it and is now an early summer ritual. It's nice as a gin mixer, or diluted with soda or sparkling water for a change. Can be made without the oranges and less lemon according to your preference.

Recipe by: Theresa

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This is a brilliant refresher for hot summer days. You'll find food grade citric acid at a health food store or Asian market.

Recipe by: Ollie Martin

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Traditional elderflower cordial uses lemons. I find this a little tart so I replace some of my lemons with oranges instead.

Recipe by: julmagic

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Use this to drizzle over plain sponge cake, in icing for fairycakes or in ice cream. It's also worth adding a drizzle to your Pimm's and lemonade!

Recipe by: Ita

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A refreshing sparkling summer drink made with fresh elderflowers. There's no alcohol in this recipe but you could add champagne to the cordial instead of sparkling water.

Recipe by: manuela

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