At long last the wonderful elderflower is in bloom. You can pick the flowers of the elderflower in June and July, and the ripe berries in August. Both the flowers and the berries can be used in many delicious foods – that are also very easy to make. We've brought all of our wonderful elderflower recipes together here.

Elderflower cordial

Elderflower collins

Elderflower and lemon curd

Lemon and elder syrup

Elderflower panna cotta with lime-marinated berries

Elderflower granita

Did you know this about elder

Elder (Sambucus nigra) grows wild and in gardens. The true elder variety blossoms in June with large yellowish-white flower heads that are used to make cordials, jams and desserts. The black elderberries can also be used to make cordials and jams. Red elder is a wild, non-edible elder variety with coral-coloured berries. In ancient times, elder was regarded as a holy plant. The nordic goddess Freya was believed to live in the elder tree, and would be invoked to help solve love problems. In the past, elder was used for medicinal purposes and as tea. It is still used for tea, but mainly for cordial.

Elderberry cordial

Deep-fried elderflowers

Strawberry and elderflower cordial

Refreshing summer drink

Elderflower curd

Sponge cake with elderflower icing

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