The hedgerows around us are currently decorated with the large heads of tiny cream flowers of the elder. The flower heads are full of pollen and make a yummy cordial drink.
Mum has given me this recipe for Elderflower Cordial that she has made for the last few years…
Recipe for Elderflower Cordial
- 25 Elderflower heads
- Juice and zest of 2 lemons
- 1 box of Citric Acid
- 2.5 pints of boiling water
- 2 lbs sugar
In a large pan dissolve the sugar, lemon and citric acid in the boiling water. Shake out any bugs and quickly rinse the elderflower heads then add to the pan. Leave for a couple of days, enjoying the wonderful smell in your kitchen and then strain through a muslin into sterilised bottles (keeps best in the fridge).