Wednesday 4 June 2014

Elderflower Jelly

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.



  1. I might have to make some of this I think. I seem desperate to make some kind of jam at the moment but with very little to make it with!

  2. Thanks for the post, I am going to start the process today.

  3. That sounds absolutely amazing! I wonder if I can find my jelly bag!

  4. I took some of the Jelly into work yesterday for the lace group to try with some scones it went down very well and is so easy to make.


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