A couple of weeks ago the kids and I went in search of elderflowers. There were literally hundreds of bushes along the riverside all teaming with pretty, creamy white flowers and giving off the most amazing scent. We loaded up our basket full of the freshest blooms we could find and took them home to make elderflower cordial. This syrupy cordial is pretty easy to make but very expensive to buy in the shops so it’s worth harvesting some wild elderflowers when they’re in season to bottle up some goodness of your own for the summer months ahead.
You will need:
- 1kg caster sugar
- l.5 litres of water
- 4 lemons, zest pares then lemons thickly slices
- 30-40 large elderflower heades with as much of the stalk removed as possible
- 55g citric acid (you can buy this in the chemist)
- Put the sugar and 1.5 ...