...by a few ladies down under for whom it is elderflower time, here is my recipe for Elderflower Cordial.
25 heads of fresh elderflowers
1 litre of boiled water
3 large lemons
Add the sugar to the water and stir until dissolved and then add to the bowl. Give it all a good stir, cover and leave for two days stirring occasionally and enjoying the delicious smell!
Strain and bottle. Store in the fridge.
Dilute to taste with still or, my favorite, fizzy water. A splash in fizzy white wine is also delicious.
If you have access to gooseberries then use some of the cordial to sweeten them for a pie or crumble
Enjoy.This recipe makes quite a lot - the quantity's are easily adjusted if you want to make a smaller amount or don't have the required number of elderflowers.