It is the time for elderflowers again. I love the smell of these little white beauties. When you collect them, bring them home and cook them into a syrup your whole house will smell like it. Divine! You can use the syrup in your water or beer to flavor it or pour it over pancakes or waffles. I like it most on top of waffles, that I have baked with an umbel of elderflowers and sprinkled over some powdered sugar. Yes, that’s a sugar overdose, but sooooo delicious!
Have fun collecting those elderflowers and cooking your syrup!
- 1 liter (4 cups) water
- 3 lemons
- 500 g (18 oz) sugar
- 20 umbels elderflower
- Juice the lemons and combine the juice, sugar and water in a pot. Put on your stove and bring to boil.
- When the Water ist boiling, turn off the heat, add the elderflowers and let them steep for 1 hour.
- Remove the elderflowers and strain the syrup through a cloth strainer or nylon sock. Either use it right away for drinks or bring it to boil again and boil until desired thickness.
- To preserve the syrup boil the bottles before filling them. Then, after filling, close the lids and put them in a big pot with water and cook for about 30 minutes.