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Elderflower syrup

Elderflower syrup

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Ingredients

  • Makes 3 litres
  • 400 g elderflowers
  • 2 l boiling water
  • 2 slices of unsprayed lemon
  • 2 kg caster sugar
  • 10 g citric acid
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

1

Place the elderflowers in a large bowl and add the boiling water, followed by the lemon slices and salt.

2

Cover with a cloth and leave to macerate for 3 days.

3

When the maceration process is finished, strain through a fine-mesh sieve.

4

Add the sugar and boil for 5 minutes.

5

Remove from the heat and add the citric acid.

6

Pour the syrup into pre-washed bottles. Seal immediately and allow to cool.

7

Keep the syrup in a cool, dark place until ready to use.

8

Refrigerate once opened.

Notes

This syrup is deliciously refreshing with still or sparkling water, or in champagne. I also use it in my fruit salads or to flavour my sorbets.

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