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Elderflower Cordial

Posted by nellyhei - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by bretonne - 3 years ago

I have seen it occasionally in some of the large supermarkets and hypermarkets, with the bottles of "sirops" to dilute.   It would be worth trying some of the Bio shops as well.

There are some places that sell online here -


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Posted by nellyhei - 3 years ago

Hi Bretonne

Where would I find it? amongst the cordials in the Supermarket or specialist shop

Many thanks


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Posted by normandyranger - 3 years ago

Please ignore the supermarket bit, this is not in my recipe













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Posted by normandyranger - 3 years ago

I use this one lasts all year esp if you freeze it


20 heads of elderflower

1.8 kg granulated sugar, or caster sugar

1.2 litres water

2 unwaxed lemons

75 g citric acid

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1. Shake the elderflowers to expel any lingering insects, and then place in a large bowl.

2. Put the sugar into a pan with the water and bring up to the boil, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved.

3. While the sugar syrup is heating, pare the zest of the lemons off in wide strips and toss into the bowl with the elderflowers. Slice the lemons, discard the ends, and add the slices to the bowl. Pour over the boiling syrup, and then stir in the citric acid. Cover with a cloth and then leave at room temperature for 24 hours.

4. Next day, strain the cordial through a sieve lined with muslin (or a new j-cloth rinsed out in boiling water), and pour into thoroughly cleaned glass or plastic bottles. Screw on the lids and pop into the cupboard ready to use.

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Posted by bretonne - 3 years ago

In France it's called  "le sirop de fleur de sureau"

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Posted by Janouk - 3 years ago

Is it possible to have your recipe andylekker please?


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Posted by andylekker - 3 years ago

probably depends on the recipe and sugar content but the stuff we make lasts longer than a month. you can also freeze it.

now is the time! very easy to make.