In ancient folk belief, the good housekeepers live in the elderberry tree. This is something to be true, because elderberry is very healthy and fragrant. This can be enjoyed especially in the summer in the form of a homemade elderberry blossom syrup. The sumptuous white flowers are picked in May and June, so you can welcome the early summer in a fresh, delicious way. Elderberry has always been a very popular home medicine. It is used as a tea for colds. From the black fruits jam, juices and cakes are prepared. Its high vitamin C content makes it a very popular and healthy drink, which is always preferred to young and old.
Valuable white flowers in the basket
The first step to make an elderflower syrup itself is the actual picking of the flowers. Do it in a sustainable way and choose the best flowers from. Try to pick them from different branches and not just in one place. The elderberry also needs the flowers to later get its valuable fruits.
It is best to use a pair of scissors so that you do not break the branches. Then place the flowers in a plaited basket, a cloth bag or a paper bag. Do not use plastic bags. This can only make the flowers perspire and reduce their healthy properties. Keep in mind that all picked flowers are beautifully opened but not already faded, because that is important for the syrup quality.
This is how a perfect elderflower blossom looks
It is advisable to prepare the syrup in the next 24 hours. Until then, keep the flowers in a cool, dry place.
Next, take a large pot and fill it with 1000 g of raw sugar. Add 5 cups of water and add 1 tsp of citric acid. If you want to serve the syrup immediately, you can leave the citric acid away. These are used as a kind of natural preservative.
Few ingredients, a pair of utensils – a great result
Bring the syrup to medium heat. After the sugar has completely melted, allow the liquid to simmer for an additional 5 minutes. At this time, wash and slice an organic lemon sliced. Then remove the flower stalks and place the elderberry blossoms in a stainless steel bowl.
Also add the lemon slices
Then pour the hot syrup over it. Stir carefully. Cover well with a tablecloth and place the bowl in a cool, dark place, where it will last for 3-4 days. Stir once daily. It is important that you do not leave the syrup together with the flowers for more than 5 days because they can then ferment.
You can also use a sieve when cutting flowers
Remove the flowers from the syrup. This should now have a pleasant golden color. Boil the elderberry syrup again for several minutes and during this time sterilize the jars for storing the syrup.
Instead of cooking these in a pot, you can put them in the oven at 150 Leave for about 15 minutes
Now only the hot syrup remains in the sterilized glasses to pour. Close tightly. The syrup storage is optimal in a cool, dry place. The syrup remains well preserved and edible for up to one year. Keep the syrup in the fridge after opening.
Depending on your taste, you can mix the elderberry syrup with bubbly water or prepare it as a lemonade. In any case, it tastes delicious and fresh and you can really describe it as a”summer in the glass”.
Holunderblüten syrup is also perfect for healthy smoothies
Summer room in the garden
Freshness and health in one
Choose the ingredients from organic farming
A jar full of vitamins and minerals
Surprise your guests with a delicious thirst extinguisher
Delicious gift from nature