Not much to say about this other than TRY IT, we loved it! It also made me feel like someone from the pre Victorian age as I stirred the syrup with an enormous bag of Elderflowers immersed in it.
This was required for quite some time, to prevent it sticking or bubbling over, so be prepared to focus solely on this whilst you make it. Well worth the effort though. The cooking and cooling process seem to intensify the flavour of these wonderful flowers ten fold. Make sure you harvest from more pleasantly scented Elders.
I bought the River Cottage Hedgerow Handbook which this recipe is from recently. However it is also posted online by the author, within the River Cottage website. So no need for me to hold back, have a look at the link and get picking and brewing those flowers!
4 thoughts on “Elderflower Delight”
Frank had a sweet surprise, he said,
oh boy was he right!
That’s nice to hear Wim, I’m very pleased that you liked it!
A wonderful recipe! Very subtle taste: sweet yet fresh. Thank you so much, Lynn.
Can’t wait to sample more of your recipes (or River Cottage’s, for that matter)!
Thanks Eugene! I’ll have to see what I can rustle up from the herbs, for the next Holland match 😉