Elder flower cordial etc

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Elder flower cordial etc

Post: #235 gill didsbury
Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:10 am

I have just recieved an Elder tree from Tasmania. I would like recipes for making cordial and any uses for the flowers please.

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Post: #240 Wombat
Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:18 am

Is it the golden or the dark (nigra) elder?

I have a recipe for elderflower champagne that I will hunt out for you.

I have the golden elder and made a batch one year. We thought it was foul, but then again we don't like wine much or beer at all. My father quite cheerfully consumed the lot so it can;t have been too bad :lol:
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Post: #242 Guest
Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:21 am

Hi Wombat,
The shrub is dark green,dont know about the name LOL
Have you a recipe for Elderflower cordial?

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Post: #244 Wombat
Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:56 am

G'Day Gill,

sounds like it might be the Nigra mine is the lighter one (Canadiensis?).

I don't know about the cordial, I will have a look through my books and let you know :wink:
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Post: #245 Wombat
Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:11 am

I have had somewhat of alook through and can find a number of elderflower wine recipes, but no cordial. I have found a recipe for elderberry syrup, is that of any use?
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Elder Cordial

Post: #246 Andy Hamilton
Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:05 pm

There is an elder coridal recipe on the main site, here is a quick link.

http://www.selfsufficientish.com/elder.htm#cordial
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