Recipe: Swedish Elderflower syrup or cordial (flädersaft)
Servings Prep Time
1,5liter 30min
Cook Time Passive Time
10min 2days
Servings Prep Time
1,5liter 30min
Cook Time Passive Time
10min 2days
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil
  2. Shake the elderflowers one by one to remove any bugs
  3. Remove the bigger stems of the elderflower heads
  4. Wash then slice the lemons
  5. Place lemons and elderflowers in a large pot or bucket then sprinkle the citric acid over it
  6. Pour the boiling water over the elderflower mix then stir
  7. Put a lid over and let it stand for 2 days, giving it an occasional stir now and then
  8. Use a fine sieve to separate the liquid from the parts you don’t want stuck between your teeth. If you want the liquid clear then you should probably use a cheesecloth or similar
  9. Add sugar to the liquid and bring to a boil while stirring to dissolve the sugar. Try to remove as much of the foam as possible to a separate glas (mix the foam with cold water and you can take your first sip of summer in a glas)
  10. Pour the liquid into sterilized bottles and you can store it in the fridge for several weeks. If you don’t think you will use it as quickly then I recommend you freeze it instead
  11. Mix with around 4 parts cold water to get a delicious lemonade or cordial!
Recipe Notes

You can adjust the amount of sugar if you like it sweeter or with less sugar. I have tried with 1 kg sugar which was too sweet for my taste, but my wife liked it the best. I liked it best when I made one batch with 600 g sugar but my wife did not enjoy it as much as with 1 kg sugar. Hence the compromise of 800 g sugar 🙂

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