One thing we adore about Summer is the amazing smell from the Elderflower trees. The scent is almost intoxicating and perfumey and so is the flavour. Every year the girls and I make elderflower cordial, – we use an old recipe my Grandmother once gave me. It is very
It is very hyggeligt to gather things in nature together and then create something organic, tasty and yummy afterward. With the current amazingly hot weather here in Denmark it is even better sitting in the sunshine, sipping your own home-made elderflower cordial.
25-30 elderflower heads – stalks cut of (the make the drink bitter)
400 g of sugar (or to taste)
2 tablespoons of food safe Citric Acid (available from the Chemist)
2 Organic lemons
2 liters of water
This is how you do:
- Pick 25 – 30 elderflowers – make sure they are in full bloom, no brown bits.
- Get a large saucepan ready with 2 liters of cold fresh water.
- Trim the elderflower, the smaller the better, stalks make it bitter.
- Give them a quick rinse to get rid of dirt and bugs.
- Cut your lemons into slices, and squeeze the remaining lemon into the saucepan.
- Pop the sugar and Citric acid into the saucepan, and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.
- Put the elderflower, and lemons into the saucepan.
- Leave in the fridge for 24 hours.
- Sieve through a clean tea towel – do not press the elderflower through as it will turn the cordial cloudy.
- Put into clean sterilized bottles and put in the fridge.
- Or even better – freeze into ice cube trays and freeze – ready for a hot summers day.
- The Elderflower cordial will keep for up to 4 weeks in the fridge.