There are a lot of elder trees with generous displays of flowers all around our local area, so we collected a carrier-bag full and tried to make some cordial. There were a fair few bugs that needed to be removed from the flower heads, then we steeped them in boiling water and left them overnight, with the zest of a few oranges and lemons. The next day we added sugar and water and brought to the boil, then bottled in very sticky bottles.
- Bottled elderflower cordial
- Dissolving sugar
- Steeping flower heads
- Elderflower heads and citrus zest
- Bagful of elderflower heads