I have relented and decided to give elderflower a second chance. There has been much talk on various forums of the delights of elderflower. Now while I am in no way doubting them I just can't get over my mental blockage of the taste and smell. Many years ago we made elderflower wine, of all the different recipes we experimented with, elderflower was the only one to be poured down the sink and the smell remains with me until this day.
However looking forward and trying to think positive we now have a bowl of elderflower mixture soaking/infusing ready to be turned into cordial tonight and another bowl that tomorrow will become our champagne.
The recipe for the cordial mixture was found on the Internet.
Photo: Cordial in the making:
The champagne recipe is one of Colour it Greens. Both will go towards my 52 recipes.
The ingredients and mix for the champagne: