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Elderflower Syrup

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Elderflower Syrup

Elderflower Syrup - Spring treat: Elderflower syrup is the foundation for lots of aromatic and fruity drinks, desserts and sorbets

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Health Score:
3,8 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 d 45 min.
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Calories:
8
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Elderberry blossoms are an integral part of natural medicine: they activate the metabolism, have a gently draining and circulatory strengthening effect and help against flatulence.

Elderberry blossom syrup tends to form "clouds" that are visually reminiscent of mold. But please do not worry, it is only crystallized pollen!

1 bottle contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie8 kcal(0 %)
Protein0 g(0 %)
Fat0 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates2 g(1 %)
Sugar added2 g(8 %)
Roughage0 g(0 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate0 μg(0 %)
Pantothenic acid0 mg(0 %)
Biotin0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium2 mg(0 %)
Calcium1 mg(0 %)
Magnesium0 mg(0 %)
Iron0 mg(0 %)
Iodine0 μg(0 %)
Zinc0 mg(0 %)
Saturated fatty acids0 g
Uric acid0 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
12 large Elderflower
1 small Organic orange
1 small lemon
1 Lime
14 ounces cane sugar
5 pinches Citric acid (about 5 grams)
liquid Sweetener (to taste)
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 large Bowl, 1 Kitchen shears, 1 Paper towel, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 large high Pot, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Plate, 2 Cans, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Bowl, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Small pot, 4 Bottles (with screw cap; 500 ml), 1 Kitchen towel, 1 small Funnel, 1 small Ladle

Preparation steps

1.
Elderflower Syrup preparation step 1

Shake elderflowers to remove any impurities.   

2.
Elderflower Syrup preparation step 2

Rinse orange, lemon and lime and wipe dry. Cut citrus into very thin slices. Layer citrus slices and elderflowers in a large pot.  

3.
Elderflower Syrup preparation step 3

Pour in 2 liters (approximately 8 1/2 cups) of water to cover the fruits and flowers. Place a plate that is slightly smaller than the pot on top of the mixture.

4.
Elderflower Syrup preparation step 4

Weigh down the plate with 2 large cans. Put pot in the refrigerator and allow to steep for 2 days. 

5.
Elderflower Syrup preparation step 5

Rinse 4 bottles (each 500 ml/approximately 1 pint) with corresponding screw caps with boiling water and leave to drain upside down on a paper towel.

6.
Elderflower Syrup preparation step 6

Line a fine-mesh sieve with a paper towel and set over a bowl. Strain elderflower liquid through sieve and press solids with a wooden spoon to extract liquid.  

7.
Elderflower Syrup preparation step 7

Take out 200 ml (approximately 3/4 cup) of liquid and pour into a pot. Add sugar and bring to a boil, stirring constantly over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.

8.
Elderflower Syrup preparation step 8

Stir in the remaining elderflower liquid and citric acid. Bring mixture back to a boil. Add liquid sweetener to taste.

9.
Elderflower Syrup preparation step 9

Using a funnel and ladle, fill the prepared bottles with elderflower syrup and seal immediately. Store in refrigerator.