Elderflower cordial is a sign that summer has begun. Try our elderflower cordial without citric acid. You can drink it chilled, diluted with water or add a drop to dry white wine. Add to fruity, creamy desserts with gooseberries, raspberries, rhubarb or peaches.
There are recipes out there for elderflower wine and elderflower liqueur (stunning drizzled over fruit salads). You can also make elderflower tea from an infusion of the fresh flowers.
Add a couple of sprigs of elderflower when cooking fruit for tarts and crumbles (removing them at the end) for a delicate summery flavour. Or, stir a few flowers into cake and muffin mixtures to give them a light, sweet scent. Elderflowers can even be fried in a light batter until crisp (try our elderflower fritters recipes below).
The green, unopened flower buds can be pickled and used in a similar way to capers.
Elderflower fritters recipe