Elderflower vinegar

As well as the elderflower fritters, we made elderflower vinegar. I got the idea from Diana Henry’s book, Salt, Sugar, Smoke which I have been hooked on this summer.

Elderflower
Elderflower

I picked a lot of elderflower blossoms, enough to fill this basket.

Basket of elderflower heads
Basket of elderflower heads

Then I picked the little flower heads off and crammed them into a coffee jar which I filled up with 500ml of white wine vinegar.

Elderflowers steeping in vinegar
Elderflowers steeping in vinegar

 

I left it for three weeks in a cool, dark cupboard and then strained it into a bottle.

Straining the elderflower vinegar
Straining the elderflower vinegar

It doesn’t look very exciting but the vinegar has a distinctly muscat taste and is good in a salad dressing.

Author: Kate Roxburgh

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