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Elderflower Syrup

1.2 litres (2 pints) Water
450g(1 lb.) Sugar
24 Elderflower heads
1 glass white wine (optional)
Juice 2 Lemons.

Bring the sugar and water together to the boil and simmer together for 10 mts.Add in the Elderflowers and continue to simmer for 2 to 3 mts.Take off the heat. Add in the wine (or substitute a glass of apple juice) and the lemon juice and leave the mixture cool.By the time it has cooled the flowers will have given up their flavour so you can sieve them off.
This makes a delicious and refreshing cordial if diluted with water, and a couple of teaspoons added to a glass of chilled white wine makes a great Elderflower Kir.

April 14, 2006 09:12 PM | 0 Comments
  Martin Dwyer
Consultant Chef