Experiments with elderflowers

There is a largish elder bush in our back yard, just coming into bloom, so I’ve decided to make elderflower cordial. I thought you just boiled up some flowers and sugar, but actually you have to steep the flowers in sugar water, lemons and citric acid for at least two days. It turned out to be quite easy: dissolve the sugar and citric acid in the hot water, add the lemons and flowerheads, and leave to stand for a few days. I’m pleased to report that it didn’t go off – in fact it tastes very nice.


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About Yasmine

After working with horses for many years I came to my senses and got a 'proper job'. I now live in Weardale with My Taller Half, a mad border collie and 5 chickens. Still wishing I could spend all my time in the great outdoors
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One Response to Experiments with elderflowers

  1. Val Erde says:

    Great! And you’ve just reminded me how much the birds in our home when we lived in London, loved the elder berries at the back of our garden! The patio would be black from their, er… Elderberry poo!

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