Join me in today's podcast where I share how I make elder flower cordial. I also share the latest from the plots.
Today on the plots I have been
- trimming a elder hedge
- strimming the grass areas
- getting ready to plant out my plants
and much more on the podcast.
Elder flower cordial.
I love elder flower cordial. Its one of those drinks that the smell just brings back summer. Its also such a refreshing drink that every year I make a batch of it to last all year.
To make elder flower cordial we need
- 1.5 litres of water
- 2.5kg sugar
- 2 lemons
- 20 elder flower heads
- 85g citric acid.
I find its best to harvest the flower heads in the morning. give them a shake to get rid of any bugs but no need to wash the flowers.
In a pan on the hob over a high heat dissolve the sugar into the water. Stirring to make sure all the sugar is dissolved. Once dissolved bring to a boil and turn the heat off.
slice the lemons and add to the pan with the elder flowers and citric acid. Place a lid over the top and leave to steep overnight.
The next day place a tea towel in a colander over a big bowl and bowl. I like to iron the tea towel first just to make sure its sanitised. Then pour the mixture from the pan.
We want to keep the liquid of which I tend to put some in a clean bottle to use straight away but I also freeze a good amount to have plenty throughout the rest of the year.
If you make elder flower cordial what do you differently? if you're going to give it a go let me know how you get on.
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