Happy Tuesday! It took me some time, but I am back with the Elderflower recipes finally! Maybe you like to try them next year. Here is a photo of an Elderflower bush for all those who don't know what they look like:
They smell wonderful when they are in bloom! Ok, first the recipe for the Elderflower Sirup. Here is what you'll need (to make about 3,5 l Sirup):
About 13 large umbels, 2 l Water, 2 kg Sugar, 20 g Citric Acid, about 10 thin Lemonslices. And some large jars that provide an airtight seal. First cook the water with the sugar until the sugar is melted completely, stir in the Citric Acid. Fill the umbels and lemonslices into your jars:
Fill in the water and close your jars:
Now let this rest for five days. Then strain everything through a cloth and cook your sirup:
Fill into bottles quickly and voilà! Here is my finished sirup:
Next is a recipe for Orange-Elderflower-Jelly. Easy! You'll need:
2 l Orangejuice, 2 kg Canning Sugar, about 12 large umbels, 5 g Citric Acid. It will make about 10-15 jam jars (depending on the size). First you have to put the umbels into the orangejuice. Cover it and leave it for about 24 hours:
Then strain everything through a cloth like for the sirup. Add the canning sugar and cook like indicated on the package of the sugar. Be sure to choose a large pot, it will bubble a lot and you really don't want any of this on your stove top. Believe me :)
Add the Citric Acid.There will be some foam on top when you are finished, try to remove that with a skimmer before filling your jelly into the jars immediately. To make sure the jars are all closed air-tightly, turn them around and leave them standing on the lid for a while. Here is a finished jelly:
Ha, I was sooo creative taking these photos! lol
Ok, that was this post. No cards today, but maybe there are some Elderflower lovers like me out there! Be sure to come back tomorrow, there will be a new challenge starting at Tiffany Doodles! A fun one!
Have a beautiful day and thanks for visiting!