Welcome to Pitlochrie Cottages Recipes. Here is our recipe for elder flower syrup which is perfect with ice-cream.
We are a family of cooks and love cooking for each other. It is a ritual. We inspire each other and are constantly finding new combinations and ways of preparing and presenting food and developing our Pitlochrie Cottages Recipes. And of course, we love eating! Here are some of our favourite recipes. Please share your favourites with us.
Elder flowers are so delicious that we experiment with different ways of using them. One way is to make a syrup for ice-cream or berry tarts. It is healthy and has a tartish flavour that cuts through the sweetness of ice-cream. You can also use elder berries to make the syrup.
- 4 elder flower heads
- 300 ml water
- 200 g strawberries
Remove the flowers from the stalks (the leaves, stalks and roots are toxic). Put the water in a pot and add the elder flowers. Bring the water to the boil and then simmer gently for 15 minutes. Slice the strawberries and add them to the liquid. Simmer the mixture for about 45 minutes until it is nice and syrupy. Serve hot or cold. It is delicious with vanilla ice-cream and a sprinkling of fudge!
You can also add the syrup to the easy ice-cream to flavour it. It is also great in tarts, mixed with strawberries or walnuts or red currants.