There are so many Elderflower trees here, but strangely we’ve never seen Elderflower cordial in the shops, so the only option was to make it myself. Carole and I picked some lovely blooms that were steeped in a lemon, sugar and water mix for 2 days before bottling. The smell in the kitchen was amazing. The cordial was so delicious that I’m going to make some more before the blooms disappear.
|30 Elderflower blooms |
1kg Caster sugar
1 1/2 litres boiling water
4 large lemons
55 grams citric acid
|Put sugar and boiling water into a pan and stir until the sugar is dissolved, then leave to cool.|
Grate the lemons, then slice the lemons thickly and add both to the pan.
Stir in the citric acid.
Do not wash the elderflower blooms, just shake to remove insects then add to the pan.
Give everything a good stir, cover with a tea towel and leave for 48 hours.
Run the cordial through a muslin cloth over a bowl for a few hours to collect all the cordial.
Pour into sterilized jars and store in a dark place, but once opened store in the fridge.
The cordial can also be frozen in ice-cube trays.