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Elderflower recipes

Elderflower cordial

Elderflower cordial

By Lotte Duncan

The white flowers from elderberry trees must be cooked before eating. They can be used to flavour cooked fruit and jam and make a sound match with gooseberries, which are in season at the same time as elderflowers. The flower heads can be combined with citric acid to make cordial, which in turn makes a useful ingredient for adding to sauces and jellies.

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