Friday, 3 June 2011

Elderflower Cordial will be ready in 5 days



I made some Elderflower Cordial today. I have to leave it to soak for 5 days before straining it.  It smells lovely already.  It will keep bottled in the fridge for a year or in ice cube trays in the freezer.


The Elderflowers ready for picking on our local cycle path




Tabby likes the smell too !

ELDERFLOWER DRINKS. Use only the flower. Leaves and bark are poisonous !

ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL
Dissolve 1KG SUGAR in 1.5 LITRES WATER.
 Stir in 1.5 OZ CITRIC ACID. 
Add 15 LARGE WHITE ELDERFLOWER HEADS and 2 SLICED LEMONS
Leave to stand covered for 5 days stirring daily
Strain through muslim and pour into bottles.
Will keep in the fridge for a year.  Dilute to taste
ELDERFLOWER CHAMPAGNE
Dissolve 675g SUGAR in 4.5 LITRES WATER
Stir in 2 TBL WHITE WINE VINEGAR and GRATED RIND AND JUICE OF 1 LARGE LEMON
Add 4 LARGE ELDERFLOWER HEADS
Leave to stand covered for 2 days
Strain and pour into lemonade bottles
Leave for 3 weeks or longer by which time it will be very fizzy
Chill before serving

2 comments:

  1. How clever you are!! Bet this will be delish. xx

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  2. Will probably be wonderful, but I don't like the taste of elderberry unfortunately.

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