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Elderflower wine
Thu 11-Jun-15
9:34 pm
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Xahha
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I started off a batch of elderflower wine yesterday, added the yeast today, and it is just starting to work. I picked more elderflwers than I needed for a demijohn's worth, so I removed the flowers from the stalks of the remaining ones and froze them. Apparently it is fine to do so. I shall probably make some cordial with some at a later date.

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Sun 14-Jun-15
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I have five bottles of elder flower cordial in the pantry, made last week. I am leaving the tree to go to berries now and hope to do elder berry wine later. I have never tried freezing the flowers and am interested in how they do. Think I may freeze some to see. The cordial only keeps a few months so it would be good to keep up a supply.

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Sun 14-Jun-15
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I really don't like elderflower anything, dislike the flowery taste.  I've read often just recently about people freezing elderflowers.

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Sun 14-Jun-15
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I think it is an aquired taste but now we no longer have any squash and I sometimes want more than just water I have come to like elder flower. I put lemon in it which helps with the flavour.

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Sun 14-Jun-15
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I've just been searching for an alternative to Fiona's elderflower cordial which I made several years ago.  I kept it in the fridge but it didn't keep well.  Today I've found recipes which use campden tablets and apparently this allows you to keep the cordial almost indefinitely.  Shall be off to pick some elderflowers tomorrow and to purchase some of the said preservative tablets to experiment.

Sun 14-Jun-15
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Thanks for that Iris. I will see if Amazon can oblige. Also need more bottles!

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Mon 15-Jun-15
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Aly, for a real summery taste, add some slices of cucumber too, to your elderflower cordial drink!

Nothing to stop you adding little bits of fruit, I suppose! laugh

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Mon 15-Jun-15
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First batch of elderflower cordial steeping.  Picked the flowers in a disused farm lane away from the road on our way back from getting the paper this morning.  Smells like summer in the kitchen!

Tue 16-Jun-15
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My elderflower wine is now in a demijohn, it is bubbling away now, a bubble through the the air lock every second.

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Sat 20-Jun-15
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Camden tablets arrived so will look at other versions of the cordial.

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Sun 21-Jun-15
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Ooh, I've just asked a question on another thread about Campden tablets, haven't got any, but was wondering about using wine stabilising powder. Another book says to do the old boiling up the bottles in a pan after bottling, but really dislike doing it.

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