Saturday, 22 June 2013

On my dresser today...........

Is a trug full of elderflowers and a jug of elderflower and clover flowers.  All set to make elderflower cordial.  A true taste of summer, pity about the weather more like autumn!!

I used the same recipe as last year, just one I found doing a google search, no idea where it came from.  As we love it so much I make double the amount and may well make some more next week.
Any way for one lot you need 30 heads, these need to be picked off the stalks and popped in a sterilised bucket.  Chuck the stalks in the compost bin.

All done!

Add 2 pounds of sugar and over with 1 pint of boiling water, 2 teaspoons of citric acid and one sliced lemon.
 
Give it a good stir to dissolve the sugar.  Cover and leave for 4 days stiring a couple of times a day.  Then strain and bottle. Serve with sparkling water!
 

4 comments:

Tammy Chrzan said...

Lizzy I have never ever never heard if this!!!
So it's like a refreshing summer drink?
I need to stop over for a taste :)

greenthumb said...

Sounds lovely.

Amanda Graham said...

I love elderflower cordial, but have never made it- I bet it tastes great :)

trishie said...

I've never had elderflower before, so curious about the taste!