Being patient certainly isn’t a virtue I have but it’s something I am learning to be more of, certainly since living in Sweden requires more of it with Spring and the Summer seasons taking their time.
While all my friends back in the UK have been picking elderflower for the past couple of months it’s only now making an appearance in Sweden.
I’ve been catching a faint whiff of elderflower on my morning runs so I knew it was time to pick some. Not always the easiest thing to do if you’re short but with the right tools nothing is impossible.
I almost always make elderflower cordial as it’s easy but also brings back the memories of my Austrian grandma where I first discovered the sweet floral flavours of elderflower.
There really isn’t much to making elderflower cordial. Always pick the freshest looking elderflowers. Shake out any bugs and remove any leaves.
Sugar and water. Lemon and citric acid are a bonus. If you don’t have citric acid, only keep a small portion fresh in the fridge.
Freeze the rest (you could always freeze into an ice cube tray for ease). This recipe is one I’ve used many times.