Even if you say that you are hardly familiar with medicinal herbs, you can quite quickly and quite clearly remember the typical Altbierbowle or Maibowle taste. The unforgettable aroma belongs exactly to the plant, of which we would like to report today. This plant is called woodruff and they are called maikraut. And if you like to remember the wonderful fragrance, we offer below popular Waldmeister recipes that you might vote nostalgic. The months of May and June are also conveniently the time when the woodruff flowers magnificently. That’s why the theme fits even better with our contribution today.
Especially in the early summer you can easily use the Waldmeister recipes
Woodruff recipes to keep you entertained in the summer
The most beautiful season, in which one forgets all worries, always appears the shortest. You can fill them with intense colors, flavors that can always be called as memories. To make your summer unforgettable and full of aromas, we recommend trying at least one of the suggested recipes.
The summer recipes can also be tasty and healthy
Refreshing and encouraging too
ingredients : Altbier (optional) Waldmeister syrup
preparation : Both drinks should be well chilled. Fill up 1/3 of the glass with the syrup and the rest – with the Altbier.
If you prefer the home-made, see the attached video, how to quickly and easily make Waldmeister syrup yourself.
With lemon balm you can mix original drinks together
A delicious lemon cake can be wonderfully complemented by Waldmeister aroma
Woodruff syrup can be prepared quickly and easily
In the following video you can follow the production of Waldmeister syrup exactly
The syrup is long lasting and can always be used for the right occasion
With fruits of the season you can easily supplement the woodruff
Make woodruff limo yourself
A homemade lemonade is something really nice in the hot weather. There are many Summer recipes which can be implemented quickly and easily and one of the most popular is undoubtedly the one with Waldmeister.
Even the homemade lemonade tastes better with woodruff
Sparkling wine or Altbier ensure perfect cooling in combination with Waldmeister
Ingredients: 10 stalks of woodruff, 1 organic lemon, 1 liter of apple juice, sparkling water
Preparation: The freshly picked woodruff stalks are allowed to wither for 2-3 hours, because only then do they smell really intense. Then you put them in a decanter and water them with the apple juice. Now let the mixture continue for 2 hours. Before serving, slice the lemon into slices and serve the drink diluted with sparkling water.
Woodruff ice cream on a stick
Ingredients: 200ml whipped cream, 6-4 tbsp. Waldmeister syrup, 100g white couverture and 200g sour cream, 6 wooden sticks, stick ice molds
Preparation: Mix all edible ingredients together and stir to a smooth mass. Fill in the ice cream cases and add the stems. Now you can freeze the ice and enjoy on occasion.
Why do we love this plant so much?
If you feel attracted by the scent of the woodruff, you’ve probably wondered what this is all about.
The plant is picked shortly before flowering and can dry for a while. The aromas develop even more if you let the plant dry for a few days. The fresh scent of the plant has an invigorating effect and stimulates the appetite. As a home remedy, the plant can help with inflammation of the urinary tract. In addition, the tea from woodruff should be considered an anticonvulsant in folk medicine.
One-two crushed woodruff leaves are designed to accelerate the healing processes of insect bites or small wounds and in general it can be said that Woodruff supports good sleep.
Take a look around the forest master and take the leaves for summer recipes. And the flowers? They are processed into a fragrant wine.