Elderflower recipes

The sweetly scented, creamy-white flowers of the elder tree appear in abundance at the beginning of summer and the light, delicate taste of hand-picked elderflowers perfectly capture the essence of warm summer days.

elderflower recipesThe pretty flower heads can be combined with citric acid to make delicious cordial, which in turn makes a useful ingredient for adding to sauces and jellies.

They can be used to flavour cooked fruit and jam and make a sound match with gooseberries, which are in season at the same time as elderflowers.

Here are our favourite recipes with elderflower.