Wednesday 4 June 2014
Another good recipe to try with Elderflowers, the flowers are just coming into bloom, they are best collected on a sunny day, have a smell of the flowers when you collect them if any smell like cat pee discard them as they have gone over.
You will need
12-15 Elderflower blooms
1.5kg of Jam sugar (the one with pectin)
1.5lt of cold water
Juice of 1 lemon
Pop your flower blooms into a bowl and add the water, leave for 3 days
drain through muslin or a jelly bag do not squeeze you will discolour the jelly
Add the liquid to a pan with the sugar and lemon juice
Bring to the boil and continue boiling for 8 mins,
check for a set, mine took 12 mins to reach setting point
then pour into jars and leave to cool.
This made 6 jars.
Elderflower Jelly has a very delicate taste and is ideal to have on toast, crumpets or toasted teacakes.