Quickly, while the flowers last

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.


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.