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What would you do with 120g elderberries?

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kingfishergreen Tue 01-Aug-17 22:48:15

I couldn't resist them, but have no idea what I should do with them?


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MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Tue 01-Aug-17 22:50:46

After the revolting jam we made from some, I say tip them in the bin! Get there earlier next year for elderflowers and make cordial - it's easy and delicious.

Sorry that's not much help. Hopefully someone will be along in a minute who is more use.

kingfishergreen Tue 01-Aug-17 23:05:04

To be honest, most things that I make in a crafty/unusual/foraging sort of way are pretty vile.

I can cook meals, not so good at specialities.

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MrsNai Tue 01-Aug-17 23:08:23

Elderberry gin is rather good.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Tue 01-Aug-17 23:09:21


I did make some of the jam into a sauce for duck. It had a slightly earthy flavour to it.

PickAChew Tue 01-Aug-17 23:09:47

120g isn't a lot. I'd just try a small batch of cordial.

kingfishergreen Tue 01-Aug-17 23:17:04

You're right pick it's enough to flavour something, but not as the core ingredient in anything (like jam... thank God, a so hear that's horrid 😃).

I might cook them, add them with sugar to gin in a Kilner jar Instagram every stage and decant (strained) into a little bottle, and then leave it until it grows a thin layer of green mouldy some time in 2022.

But, and brace yourselves, I don't like Gin gin but I do like sloe gin...

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kingfishergreen Tue 01-Aug-17 23:17:47

I think it's fair to say I like the idea of foraging better than I like the outcome.

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PickAChew Wed 02-Aug-17 00:05:35

I poured some blackcurrant vodka down the loo, the other week.

It had gone brown!

Wormulonian Wed 02-Aug-17 09:13:08

Pontack sauce:

theothersideoftheworld Wed 02-Aug-17 09:15:02

Elderberry and lemon cake.

< I have no idea how to make this but someone was talking about making one the other day and it sounded delicious >

ProfYaffle Wed 02-Aug-17 09:17:22

Personally I find elderberries far too strong on their own. I often use a small amount - 50g or so - to add to jam or cordial made with dark fruit like blackberries or plums. Adds a real richness to the flavour. If blackberries aren't quite ripe near you yet just chuck them in the freezer til you're ready.

MrsPestilence Wed 02-Aug-17 09:20:29

Pontack sauce it is hardcore seasoning.

Lessstressedhemum Wed 02-Aug-17 10:22:18

I would make then into a tissane and use as a Base for elderberry cough and cold syrup.

FlukeSkyeRunner Thu 03-Aug-17 06:57:04

Use them to add flavour to an apple pie or crumble. You can freeze then until you want to use them.

Ecclesiastes Thu 03-Aug-17 06:59:16

Put them in the compost.

sandgrown Thu 03-Aug-17 06:59:56

I think you can make elderberry wine but you would need more berries.

Weedsnseeds1 Mon 28-Aug-17 11:42:22

Pontack sauce ( although you need more) or hedgerow jelly - elderberries, blackberries, rose hips, Rowan berries, hawthorn- pretty much anything but must have crab apple or apple to get it to set. Cook together with a bit of water, strain through a cloth then equal amounts juice to sugar.

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