Elder-flower Juice

My friend Maria gave me a frozen bag of Elder-flower juice she had made herself, it was delicious and so refreshing especially after an afternoon digging a new nursery bed for the garden! I just had to have a go at making some of my own.

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I picked 30 sprigs of elder-flowers and picked out any bug that may have come in with them.

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Popped them in a nice bug ceramic bowl.

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Added the juice of 3 lemons and sliced up another 2 plus a sliced orange.

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I boiled 3 and a half pints of water( about 2 ltrs) and added it to 2 lbs (900g) of sugar and once the sugar was dissolved completely left it to cool then added it to the elder-flowers and gave it a good stir.

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I covered the bowl with clingfilm and left it  to brew for 24 hours.

Then strained it through a jelly bag.

I bagged up a half pint into freezer bags and froze them.

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Each bag  is then diluted when needed using approx 2 pints (1.5 litres) of cold water, soooo good! I made another batch using only lemons, it was good too, I now have enough juice to last right through the summer and into the winter.

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