So, this is super simple, super delicious, so fragrant and hugely satisfying to make.
It can be used as a cordial of course but also in cocktails, to sweeten frosting or yogurt and even make sorbet.
It will keep well for several months in a cool dark cupboard.
I used golden caster sugar as i didn't have any white to hand, this just gave the cordial a darker golden colour than if i had used white.
Whilst foraging for elderflowers, do try to harvest on a sunny day around noon, as this is when the flowers are at their most fragrant.
Also pick away from busy roads and only take a few from each bush, its important they go to berries for the birds feed from.
1 kg caster sugar golden or white
2 litres water
1 vanilla pod split in half
Approx. 30 heads of Elderflower.
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