It’s spring! Elderflower syrup drink

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Oh how I love spring! The sun, the heat (without that horrid summer stickiness), everyone’s happy, all the kids can play outside! And it’s the end of the year for all the kids and teachers (like me) out there! I haven’t have much time to be able to write much of anything because I’ve been hiding out under masses of end-of-the-year work: tests to make up and correct, a whole bureaucratic mess of stuff to do for the government-funded PON courses I’m teaching, preparing my students for their Trinity exams. So I’m stealing a topic that I found on another blog and I actually had the time to try out. And that would be…

…elderflower syrup! I had no idea how to recognize the plant. I thought it was a smaller plant, but I finally found my elderflowers on huge trees. This is the recipe that I used, but it’s in Italian, so I’ll summarize it for you anglophones. Pick about 10 big “umbrellas” of flowers, rinse them off nicely and let them soak for 48 hours in 1 liter of water and 1 kg of sugar. After 48 hours of soaking, filter it and put it into a container, preferably one that you can put in the fridge. Put a bit of syrup in a glass and fill the rest with cold water. Yummy and thirst-quenching! Though next time I’m going to try putting in less sugar because it was a bit too sweet for my beverage tastes.

1 thought on “It’s spring! Elderflower syrup drink”

  1. benissimo, sono proprio contenta che ti sia venuto!!
    noi ne abbiamo preparato e surgelato un bel pò perchè ormai nella nostra zone non se ne trovano più di piante in fiore


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