Friday 8 June 2012

Lancashire Food - Elderflower Challenge

Recipe sharing Blog Challenge - an easy great fun event to celebrate Summer !

I really Elderflowers, its summery muscat scent that needs to be captured whilst the frothy blooms billow on the hedgerows. As some of you know I love it so much I grow a large bush in my garden so I can ensure its not sprayed or polluted, this is what I use to make a supply of summer delights. Over the years I have posted numerous recipes which feature this plant so I thought I would run a seasonal recipe round for all things elderflower, that quintessential forage ingredient for Summer.

Its easy to take part, just use the linky blog button thing (kindly designed by Synergy Imaging for me) and post on your blog and link back to this blog post by putting a link on this page. At the start of July I'll post a summary of all the lovely recipes posted.


  • Post your blog URL link to the "linky" below, please include your email and the name of your elderflower recipe. Closing date for contributions is 30th June 2012.
  • Copy the code from the challenge button below to add on to your post which will link back to this post.

  • Please tweet that you have contributed to the fun!, use #elderflowerchallenge and mention @LancashireFood in your tweet.I will retweet any I see.
  • The recipe can be your own or one you have seen somewhere else, please be respectful of copyright and give credit where due , please feel free to publish old recipes or old blog posts, but make sure you add the lovely challenge badge.

I haven't posted a recipe for cordial as they are hundreds available on the internet plus mine seems to change every year. Here are the links to some of my earlier elderflower posts

Remember you can also use elderflower in ice cream, panacotta, glace icing, cake mixes, jellies and many other recipes and you can also use the flowers in jams and preserves.

I am planning on trying deep fried flowers, elderflower cake and a couple of other recipes this year, so I'll post and link as and when these are available.

Above all have fun and use this great seasonal  forage ingredient whilst you can !


Karen S Booth said...

EXCITING! I have at least FOUR elderflower recipes, can I add them all? Karen

Choclette said...

Oh I love elderflowers and want to take part in this, but elderflowers aren't out here yet and I have loads to do in June, so doubt I'll manage your deadline. I have a couple of things in mind, I'm looking forward to making and want to branch out from elderflower cordial which I make most years. Hope you get lots of lovely recipes.

All That I'm Eating said...

I love elderflower and have been doing some interesting things with them this year so I'll put the links up!

Suelle said...

Hi - I've tried twice to post my Gooseberry, almond and elderflower cake

but I can't seem to get the Linky thing to work!

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