The hedgerow surrounding the Polo Field is a cornucopia of delicious things to harvest throughout the year and at the moment the scent of elderflower is intoxicating. My friend Bendi has a fantastic recipe for Elderflower Cordial. Quickly, while the flowers last.
BENDI'S ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL
50 large elderflower heads
2 lemons, cut in half
1 grapefruit, cut in half
2 oranges, cut in half
80g citric acid, dissolved in a little warm water
3 kg sugar
3 litres water
Make the syrup with sugar and water.
Pour over the rest of the ingredients and leave for several days.
Strain and bottle.