Elderflower cordial

Elderflower cordial

By
From
The Scandinavian Cookbook
Makes
2 litres
Photographer
Lars Ranek

Elderflower has the taste of summer freshness. It is a bit like the feeling you get when the sun is shining on an early morning in the countryside and a gentle breeze is blowing. When beautiful elderflowers bloom, you know that summer is here and it is time to prepare elderflower cordial.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
40 elderflower clusters
3 organic lemons, sliced
60g citric acid
2kg caster sugar
2 litres water

Method

  1. Put the elderflowers, lemons and citric acid in a very large heatproof bowl. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the syrup over the elderflowers, cover with a tea towel and leave to rest for 3–5 days.
  2. Strain the mixture, discarding all the solids. Pour any cordial that you are not going to use immediately into sterilised bottles and store them in a cool, dark place. To use the cordial, dilute to taste with still or sparkling water, or Champagne and serve with slices of lemon.
Tags:
Scandinavian
Trine Hahnemann
seasonal
healthy
Danish
Swedish
Norwegian
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