“The Illustrated Herbal Encyclopedia” by Brenda Little
1 kg./2 lb. Elderflowers
1 kg./2 lb. Sugar
4 litre/7pints water
28 g./1 oz. Fresh yeast
Juice of 2 lemons (or oranges)
Slice of toast
* Avoid bruising the flowers when collecting them. Boil them in the water for 20 minutes. Strain and discard the flowers, making certain there are no bits left.
* Add sugar and fruit juice to the liquid and heat gently until sugar is dissolved, then boil for another 20 minutes. Strain into a large container and allow to cool before floating the toast carrying the crumbled yeast on it. Cover and leave in a warm place for a day before bottling.