there may b better ways of doing it, but this worked 4 us, & it was soooo gorgeous.
- 20 elderflower heads
- 500 g raw honey
- 1 litre water
- 3 tbsps apple cider vinegar
we washed the elderflower heads & cut off any large stems. apparently it is the pollen in the elderflowers u need, so be careful not 2 wash all the pollen away. then i put them in a large bowl. i put all the honey in the blender & added the water gradually till i had a syrup. then i poured the syrup over the elderflowers with the vinegar & stirred it up.
we left it 4 24 hours & then i strained it thru a nutmilk bag. threw the pulp away & decanted the cordial in2 a jug. i left some of the flowers in cos they r so pretty.
2 drink, we mixed with sparkling water. abt 1/4 cup cordial, & the rest water. we got abt 10 servings out of it.
this was my dinner the other day. mallow flowers, asparagus tips and wakame. i love mallow, it grows abundantly on the seafront.