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Homemade White Elderflower Syrup

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Homemade White Elderflower Syrup
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20/10/2021
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Preparation
10 min.
Cooking
10 min.
Тotal
20 min.
Servings
4
"Medicinal white elderflower syrup according to the healers prescription - heres how it should be made"

Ingredients

  • elderflower - 50 pcs. Sambucus
  • filtered water - 10 cups (2.5 l)
  • sugar - 4.4 lb (2 kg)
  • citric acid - 2 tsp.
  • lemons - 1 pc.
  • lime - 1 pc.
  • common balm - 1 handful of fresh leaves (optional)
  • mint stalks - for decoration
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How to make

The elderflower is washed thoroughly in a colander under running cold water. The water is boiled slightly until the citric acid dissolves, then it is cooled.

Soak the lemons for 30 minutes in warm water and with a teaspoon of baking soda.

Wash them well with a brush and cut them into cubes.

Put the flowers and lemon slices in an enameled or glass dish and pour boiled water over them.

Here you can also add fresh lemon balm leaves. It further enriches the syrup with aromas and healing properties.

Place the dish in the refrigerator for 24 hours. In that time stir and mash the contents from time to time to release their divine aromas.

The next day, mash the fruit and flowers again.

Strain the liquid through a colander and strain well from the remaining liquid.

When the decoction is tempered, add the sugar and stir until it melts.

Filter the syrup through a cheesecloth and pour it into bottles, which are stored in a cool room.

Dissolve the white elderflower syrup with both spring and sparkling water. Decorate with mint leaves or lemon balm.

Serve the elderflower juice with ice cubes and lime slices for a fresh citrus flavor.

If you make a larger amount of elderflower syrup, you can preserve it in bottles. Then you do not need to add citric acid. Sterilize it for 5 minutes. This way you will enjoy the homemade white elderflower syrup according to Petar Dimkov's recipe until next spring.

In folk medicine, the flowers of white elderberry are used for high blood pressure, inflammation of the kidneys and bladder, shortness of breath and obesity.

It is used for regulation to regulate the metabolism.

The plant is also used for colds, as an antipyretic for bronchitis, tuberculosis and a bad cough. This effect is mainly due to glycosidic substances.

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