Archive for June, 2015

Time to go pick that elderflower yees yess its all over the place and ready for you to enjoy
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Sambucus (elder or elderberry) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. The leaves are pinnate and bear large clusters of small white or cream-colored flowers which are followed by clusters of small black, blue-black, or red berries. This flower is AMAZING and it just gives that freshness we all need in the summer heat.

Here’s a Recipe you can enjoy
Is so tasty and can be used in several ways such as on your toast, pancakes, as a glazing or filling for cakes, you can also mix it up with other jams. I know it goes well with strawberries Just go for it!

Ingredients

20-25 elderberry flowerheads NO LEAVES the more elderberry the stronger the taste and aroma

1-2 litres cold water

Juice of 2 lemons

11/2kg jam sugar

Prep

1. Soak the elderflowers in a large pot or bowl. Cover and let stand for 2 days.

2. Sieve the liquid through a fine sieve or cloth into a large pot or bowl; add the lemon juice and sugar.

3. Boil for 5 minutes or until you can see the sugar has completely dissolved and all ingredients are nicely mixed.

3. Place the finished jam/jelly into sterilized jars and seal them tightly. Play with it you can add cinnamon sticks, anis, sliced lemons, strawberries, whatever you heart desires. Not only does t look great but also tastes amazing. When done store in the fridge.

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Elderflower Syrup
Ingredients

15-20 large elderflowers heads

5 litres of boiled water

2 large lemons, sliced (you can use less or not use any at all )

1kg sugar (you can use less sugar of course)

50g citric acid

Prep

1. Place flower heads in a large pot and add the boiled water. If you will be using lemons (sliced) you need to add them in as well.

2. Then add sugar and citric acid and leave to soak for 24 hours.

3. Sieve the mixture through a very fine sieve and pour into sterilized bottles. Seal tightly and store in the fridge. Can also be stored in a dry place.

Serve with ice-cream, or use to flavor drinks also delicious when diluted with cold still or sparkling water, or as an alternative to tea or flavouring for tea, just dilute with warm water and enjoy 😮 )