Finally the weather is stable and finally you can stay outside longer. Even in the big cities, the warm air is saturated with the sweet scent of blossoming trees and bushes, and the world seems to be right again. The black elderberry, which is the subject of today’s article, also blooms from May to June. The intensive aroma of the elder can be used well in vinegar, wine, lemonade, desserts or as a tea. Below we offer an elderflower recipe that can serve as the basis for many dishes and drinks. Would you like to test the taste of the loose flowers? Then remove the stems and sprinkle over salads. Dip each bush in flour and fry until golden brown on both sides. All recipes offer natural and healthy freshness.
A good elderflower recipe should be kept and passed on
Which elderflower recipe is always good to use?
Especially in May, homemade lemonade with organic elderberry is offered in every cafe. The pastry shop also has seasonal offerings with elderflower, rhubarb and strawberries. We can also find the aroma of elderflowers in the ice cream parlor this month. One wishes that everyone could access this healthy treat more often. This is definitely possible with the following elderflower recipe. We prepare a syrup with and from which you can prepare baked goods, desserts, ice cream, liqueurs or other refreshing and seasonal delicacies.
You pick elderflowers and berries with scissors and leave the umbels whole
Elderflower syrup recipe
NB! The recipe makes about 1 liter of syrup
Ingredients: 1 untreated organic orange, 1 untreated organic lemon, 25 g citric acid, 25 elderflowers, 1 kg coconut blossom sugar
It is best to know a simple recipe that you can add to other foods and drinks
First you should sort out the elderberry umbels and wash them very carefully
Preparation: First you should clean the delicate elderflowers very carefully. The scent comes from the pollen, so you should pour out the flowers carefully. Place the elderflowers in a clean jar and get ready for the next step! The water, together with the sugar and citric acid, is thoroughly boiled into a syrup. Wash, scrub and thinly slice the lemon and orange. Take a clean glass and layer the elderflower and the citrus slices in it.
Instead of sugar you can use honey or agave
Pour the warm sugar syrup over the layers and seal tightly. The product should steep in the jar at room temperature for three days, being shaken occasionally. After the three days, the syrup is sieved and boiled again. Now you can store the aromatic liquid in desired containers and add spoonfuls to popular recipes.
The ingredients should steep for three days with occasional shaking
It is always good to cover the jar with a clean cloth
What makes the elderflower and the elderflower recipe so special?
The wonderfully fragrant leaves of the elder have a wide range of effects on our health. The healthy properties of both the flowers and the berries are well known. And because the plant is so healing, it has been called the “people’s medicine cabinet” for a long, long time. The elderflower products taste fabulous and contribute to a balanced life. Elderflowers are used against colds, dry coughs, rheumatic complaints and also for diseases of the respiratory tract. The combination of elderflowers with other herbs that bloom at the same time, such as lavender, mint and lemon balm, taste particularly aromatic and summery. Overall, elder strengthens the immune system and purifies the blood.
The scent of elderflowers complements the lemon flavor perfectly
After the syrup is cooked, it should be closed very carefully
What else should you know about elderflowers?
The elderflowers can simply be dried and enjoyed as a warming and sweat-inducing tea. The dosage is 2 teaspoons per cup and you let the tea steep for about 5 minutes with the lid closed. Both tea and syrup can become the mysterious substance of many desserts and soft drinks. Those who tolerate alcohol well can mix the syrup with some schnapps and drink a small glass after each meal to aid digestion. Many children are happy about all quark dishes that are mixed with a tablespoon of elderflower syrup.
You can set something aside for direct consumption
An elderflower drink is a real and above all healthy refreshment on the coming hot days
The elder is now very popular and the quality products cost a lot of money in stores. If you choose to process the plant yourself, remember that the raw berries, as well as the unripe berries, cause diarrhea and nausea. However, the cooked fruits and flowers are harmless, but you should still not consume more than 2-3 tablespoons of them daily.
Dried elderflowers can be mixed with sugar and you get a homemade flavored sugar
Pana Cotta, quark dishes or a simple summer cake – everything tastes healthy and refreshing with elderflower
A tempting confection can be made from elderflower
The fruit bread also tastes great with elderberry