A few months ago, when we were discussing what sorts of trees and bushes we wanted to add to our garden, I knew at once that I wanted an elder.
It’s so lovely to look at the scent is simply fabulous. Therefore, I was super happy when I could harvest a few elderflower umbels and make syrup out of them.The syrup is more than easy to make, it’s really barely a recipe. 😉It can be used for drinks or desserts. In addition, elderflowers are also good for your health, especially if you have a cold.
And by the way…I made a really wonderful cake…oooohhh wait ’till you see!
Have a lovely Sunday,
Yield: about 1l
Preparation time: 20 min
Total time: at least 1 day (as the elderflowers should be left in the water for 24-48h)
- 10-12 elderflower umbels
- 1l cold water
- 750g white sugar + 1 tbsp. Muscovado sugar for the colour
- 1 lemon
- a few mint leaves
- Pick the elderflower umbels and wash them
- Put them together with 1l of cold water into a bowl and let it rest (if possible in the sun) for 24-48 hours.
- 3h bevor you want to cook the syrup, add 1 lemon cut into slices and a few mint leaves.
- Sieve and press the lemon slices, if you like. Then, bring the elderflower water together with the sugar to a boil.
- Allow the syrup to reduce for a few minutes, the fill it hot into the pre-heated bottles.
- Unopened, the syrup can be used for at least 1 year. Once the bottle has been opened, the syrup should be stored in the fridge and consumed within 1-2 weeks.
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