It’s important to be armed with brilliant and interesting ideas of how to use the blooms to their maximum potential. Of course we will include the tried and tested favourite too.
Here are our top five ideas of how to use these popular English florals.
- Cucumber & elderflower spritzer
A twist on the classic. This soft mocktail is super refreshing very summery and is a very on trend pantone of green. This is a lovely alternative to an alcoholic Pimms and is sure to make event guests feel spoilt!
- Gooseberry fool with elderflower
It’s usually rhubarb that makes our fool hit list but the muddle of elderflower and gooseberry here is a real hit! It’s the perfect country garden pudding.
- Elderflower jellies
Inspired by the master jelly crafters Bompas and Parr we can’t help but love the chance to show off with a jelly. Beyond the exuberant towers or retro bunnies this jelly is also perfect in a shot glass served as an afternoon tea inspired canape.
This is perfect for tiny numbers when you want to add a final flourish to a show off summer supper. Tempura flowers are a great way to bring the floral touch to a savoury dish. Here, in this example, used with dripped sauce as a tapas bite!
- Strawberry and elderflower fruit leather
A real crowd pleaser for day meetings: we are being asked more and more for healthy alternatives. These fruit leathers are a combination of summer berries and elderflower that will make a happy biscuit alternative!
- The ever so popular elderflower cordial …
This still remains a very popular spritz throughout the year. We love it with mint leaves and soda. It’s also fab with a kick of gin too!