Yippee! The Elderflower stocks have been replenished!
I love this stuff. The out of season fragrance (if/when I manage to make my stash last till February) instantly jets me straight back to long, warm early summer evenings.
- 1 Lemon (zested & sliced)
- 20 Elderflower heads
- 1kg Sugar
- 25g Citric acid (try an independent chemist)
- 1.5 Pints of boiling water
Dissolve the sugar in the boiling water in a big bowl or pan. Keep stirring and when all the sugar has disappeared, throw in all the other ingredients – zest, pips, the lot.
Steep over night, then drain through muslin into sterilised bottles.
Keep everything super clean and store in the cool of a fridge and it should last up to a year.
Now is the perfect time to get out there and get picking! Enjoy!