Sophie Conran and Belvoir Fruit Farm Giveaway

June 5, 2014

Elderflower is starting to appear in the hedgerows and soon it will be time for the elderflower harvest. To celebrate the six week Summer harvest Belvoir Fruit Farms have teamed up with Sophie Conran to develop some gorgeous elderflower recipes to bake with your children. The idea is to get little chefs into the kitchen enjoying the taste of elderflower.

The elder tree has long been a part of folklore. It was thought of as being a protective tree and was a good omen if it was found by your house. If the elder tree took root by the back door it was meant to keep evil spirits from entering the home. The white blossom signifies the change in the seasons and the arrival of Summer. The elder tree is also associated with fairies, if you want to see a fairy you can stand under the elder tree on Midsummer’s Eve, the peak of the elderflower season. You can only see the Elder Fairies at this time of year, they flit around the trees at dawn and dusk sprinkling fairy dust over the elderflower. Whatever you do though, do not fall asleep under the tree. The fairies may carry you off to fairy land.

Elderflower cordialI recently tried cooking with Belvoir elderflower cordial and created some Raspberry and Elderflower nests. The light flowery flavour adds a taste of Summer to the recipe and makes it more unique. Sophie Conran has come up with several lovely recipes using Belvoir elderflower cordial and this recipe for Elderflower Wand biscuits is my favourite. The perfect way to get children spreading fairy dust around the kitchen.

Elderflower wand biscuits

Sophie Conran’s Elderflower Wand Biscuits

Author Sophie Conran for Belvoir


  • 400 g Plain Flour
  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 150 g Butter Cubed
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 100 ml Elderflower cordial
  • For the icing
  • 4 heaped tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp elderflower cordial


  • Pre heat the oven to 220Β°C.
  • Sift the flour into a bowl and add the butter. Rub together with your fingers until it is like breadcrumbs.
  • In a pan heat the elderflower cordial and golden syrup. Add into the butter and flour mixture with the sugar.
  • Knead together with your hands until a ball of dough is formed.
  • Divide the dough into two parts and place on a floured surface.
  • Roll out the dough and cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Place on a greased baking tray.
  • The other half of the dough can be wrapped in clingfilm and frozen for later.
  • Roll out the first ball of cookie dough and using a cookie cutter of your choice cut into shapes.
  • Bake in the oven for eight minutes and cool on a wire rack.
  • The other half of the dough can be wrapped in cling film and frozen for later.
  • For the icing
  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Feel free to add a little colouring, depending on how you plan to decorate your biscuits.
  • Add to the top of the biscuits with whatever decorations you fancy.

Win a case of six delicious Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Cordials and aΒ  children’s baking set
How would you like to win a case of six Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower cordials and a children’s baking set so you can try these recipes with your children?

BAKING SET competition prize

All you need to do is to leave a comment below and let me know what you would bake with the Belvoir Fruit Farms elderflower cordial. When you have done this come back and fill in the rafflecopter widget so that your entry is recorded. This is the only mandatory entry. There are other entries for tweeting, following on twitter and facebook but these are optional. Good luck!

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The Rules

198 responses to “Sophie Conran and Belvoir Fruit Farm Giveaway”

  1. iain says:

    gingerbread men

  2. suzy says:

    I’m getting the feeling that I’d really like to try and bake some Scones. Possibly good with elderberry jam and lashings of cream!

  3. Sophie says:

    Top prize , I want to win

  4. Sophie says:

    I would bake a multi cordial cake – with lots of different flavours

  5. Tracy Nixon says:

    I would attempt to make an Elderflower and lime cheesecake!

  6. Tracey Peach says:

    I would make Elderflower Bunns

  7. Hannah Ingham says:

    Definitely biscuits and I’d drink the cordial!

  8. Joan says:

    I love elderflower drinks

  9. clair downham says:

    some cookies perhaps

  10. Jo Hutchinson says:

    Elderflower and chocolate chip biscuits.

  11. Melanie McNair says:

    Elderflower Cup Cakes

  12. AJ says:


  13. emma falvi says:

    elderflower cake

  14. Liam Bishop says:

    Elderflower cordial buttercream for a cake, I’d probably end up eating it all with a giant spoon out the bowl though.

  15. pete c says:

    Elderflower and Banana Cake

  16. Hazel Rea says:

    I’d make elderflower jelly and fill pastrycases with it – topped with ice cream for a really summery pudding.

  17. kellyjo walters says:

    elderflower with fizzy water and all butter biscits

  18. Ashleigh Allan says:

    We would bake scones!

  19. Sarah Prightingale says:

    I would make those magic wand cookies with my little boy, they look delicious!

  20. Barbara Handley says:

    I would love to try to bake Elderflower Moments. Elderflower Moments uses Elderflower Cordial in the biscuit dough and in the indulgent filling of elderflower buttercream.

  21. Kim Neville says:

    I would make some Elderflower fairy cakes

  22. Claire Eadie says:

    I would drink the cordial because I love Elderflower, it’s my favourite drink. With the baking set I’d make some cookies for the kids xx

  23. Sarah Morris says:

    Definitely make these biscuits, or perhaps try and use it as an ingredient in a jam?

  24. laura banks says:

    not sure yet maybe some cookies

  25. Victoria says:

    a lovely cake!

  26. Laura T says:

    I would put some in a sponge cake with a cream filling and sprinkle of icing sugar on top. A nice summery cake! πŸ™‚

  27. Emma Whitton says:

    Looks fab!

  28. Samantha Wheeler says:

    Elderflower Wand Biscuits… Loving that recipe! Although I’m not sure that there’d be much waving going on…!

  29. Gillian Simpson-Lomas says:

    I would make yummy squidgy lemon & elderflower drizzle cake, its delicious πŸ™‚ x

  30. Victoria N says:

    Elderflower cupcakes – simple but super tasty!

  31. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    I love the sound of the wand biscuits, my daughter loves Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom and wants to be a fairy so some wand biscuits would be amazing for her imaginative side and they would appeal to her tummy!!

  32. Caroline H says:

    I’d like to make some vodka and elderflower jellies for the grown-ups and make some choc chip cookies with the kids for the young ones.

  33. Nat thomason says:

    Elderflower cordial cakes .

  34. Lisa Everaert says:

    Gingerbread men – the kids love them

  35. Angie Hoggett says:

    cupcakes with elderflower buttercream

  36. Rachael G says:

    I would make the wand biscuits for my daughter’s birthday!

  37. Talisa says:

    I would make an Almond and Elderflower cake πŸ™‚

  38. Zoe G says:

    I would make an Elderflower and Lemon Cake

  39. Monika S says:

    some lovely cookies for all family to bite while we enjoy the cordial

  40. Ann Goody says:

    Just discovered belvoir elderflower and the best thing is to add to freshly brewed tea as a milkand substitute. Fantastic!

  41. Steph Meakin says:

    Elderflower Ice lollies and biscuits!

  42. Helena says:

    We would definitely try the wand biscuits for a fairy tea party. I think some of the cordial might find its way into some cava for the adults too….:-D

  43. Richard Tyler says:

    Cookies & Summer Fruit Punch! πŸ™‚

  44. IZZY says:

    Flavoured cupcakes

  45. clair dutton says:


  46. Danielle Rankine says:

    A nice summery tart x

  47. frances hopkins says:

    Elderflower cupcakes x

  48. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I’d make cookies and muffins.

  49. Natalie White says:

    I love the look of those biscuits! We have some zoo animal cutters so would love to make some of those πŸ™‚

  50. Suzanne Howell says:

    Home-made elderflower ice-cream and some shortbread to go with it.

  51. julie laing says:


  52. Leanne Lunn says:

    Elderflower cookies

  53. Krissie says:

    Perhaps a cake

  54. Nicki Evans says:

    A nice sponge cake with elderflower icing.

  55. foz says:

    Little iced cupcakes

  56. adeinne tonner says:

    I would make yummy cupcakes

  57. Galina V says:

    Those wandies look enticing, and my little man would love them, being a big fan of Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.

  58. Heather T says:

    Cup cakes with elderflower icing

  59. Val Hartley says:

    Raspberry and Elderflower Nests

  60. Sarah Cooper says:

    I’d make Elderflower pannacotta

  61. claire woods says:


  62. Laura Pritchard says:

    I’d make some elderflower jelly with my son.

  63. Val Swift says:

    Elderflower cupcakes

  64. claire griffiths says:

    some cookies

  65. Emily O'Mara says:

    Elderflower sponge!

  66. Christina Curtis says:

    These Elderflower Wand Biscuits look and sound fantastic to make.

  67. Sarah Rees says:

    Elderflower cakes

  68. Tammy Tudor says:

    some yummy summer biscuits πŸ™‚

  69. Julia Plant says:

    Elderflower muffins

  70. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    some cupcakes or cookies

  71. Kelly Harper says:

    cordial & cake

  72. Sandra Clarke says:

    A sponge cake.

  73. Elderflower and Mint and Lime cake.

  74. Holly Smith says:

    Elderflower cupcakes

  75. Sheila Reeves says:

    Raspberry cupcakes with an elderflower buttercream

  76. Emma Baker says:

    Lush, a lovely set of biscuits!

  77. jennifer thorpe says:

    I’d make some biscuits

  78. nicola clarkson says:

    id make some shortbread

  79. Lucy Bishop says:

    I’d make an elderflower and lime cake

  80. Hazel Christopher says:

    Elderflower cup cakes

  81. Samantha Langford says:

    Sophie Conran’s Elderflower Wand Biscuits

  82. Tamsin Dean says:

    lovely cookies

  83. Joanne McDonald says:

    I would make muffins.

  84. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    I would add some elderflower cordial to a cake mixture and to the icing,

  85. Angela Wilcox says:

    I’d make the wand biscuits – the kids (and me!) would love those πŸ™‚

  86. Susan Hall says:


  87. Katarina Micallef says:

    elderflower cupcakes for sure.

  88. Angela Sandhu says:


  89. Amy says:

    I’d attempt the Elderflower Wand Biscuits.

  90. Michelle Austin says:

    Is it possible to make elderflower cake? That sounds nice.

  91. Solange says:

    Elderflower cupcakes

  92. Diane Jackson says:

    Elderflower Cakes

  93. Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs says:

    Elderflower and Lemon Drizzle Cake πŸ™‚

  94. Helen Grayson says:

    I think I’d add it to some cupcakes or cake pops πŸ™‚

  95. Emma Dixoon says:


  96. Mary Chez says:

    A cheesecake

  97. Bec F says:

    I’d make those Elderflower Wand Biscuits they look lovely

  98. gemma clark says:

    the elderflower wand

  99. ESME MCCRUBB says:


  100. Claire Madder says:


  101. Judith Allen says:

    I love elderflower cordial, but I’ve never cooked with it. Maybe I could try out your recipe?

  102. faye huntington says:

    oh definitely gingerbread men! yum! πŸ™‚ faye x

  103. Dawn Totton says:

    Elderflower lollies and biscuits.

  104. Natalie Crossan says:

    A sponge cake πŸ˜€

  105. Amy Skinner says:

    Gingerbread men

  106. Nicola Lynch says:

    I’d love to give some Elderflower Fairy Cakes a whirl!

  107. Joy Lawson says:

    All the lovely things in the pictures, yum!

  108. Amanda says:

    Gingerbread men!

  109. Helen Belton says:

    Lemon and elderflower cake πŸ™‚

  110. Yaz Newman says:

    I’d make Elderflower and Lemon Cake πŸ™‚

  111. Emma nixon says:


  112. Andrew Halliwell says:

    I’d experiment a little, apple and elderflower pie…
    Blackberry and elderflower…

    And after making my first ever batch of blackberry wine last year (and bottling it/sampling it last month), I’d try adding the cordial to the next batch of that.

  113. Gillian Hutchison says:

    elderflower and lemon crunch cake

  114. Jo Wakefield says:

    My son and I would make a right mess!

  115. Laura Asplin says:

    Elderflower Fairy Cakes

  116. Amy Warwick says:

    Elderflower sponge cake or maybe cookies or white brownies yummy

  117. Rachel Craig says:

    The Wand Biscuits. They look great and the kids would love them.

  118. Kate Davies says:

    Its my sons second birthday next Sunday and he always asks me to make him cheez mix so I would make that and drink the cordial on a nice picnic together.

  119. tracey thompson says:

    i would have a go at elderflower cup cakes

  120. Emma says:

    scones would be good, for sure.

  121. Amanda E says:

    I would use it in butter cream on cupcakes

  122. Sue Carter says:

    Cupcakes with a delicate elderflower buttercream topping.

  123. Gilla01 says:

    Love the cordial. I’d drink that and make some rock cakes.

  124. Karen Lloyd says:

    Fair cakes with elderflower icing

  125. William Gould says:

    Never cooked with cordials before – I’ll have to do some investigating!

  126. Hayley Gibson says:

    Elderflower poundcake with a lime glaze

  127. laura says:

    the wand biscuits sound amazing!

  128. Jayne K says:

    Elderflower cordial with sparkling water and some biscuits with the kit.

  129. Trish D says:

    I would make elderflower and lavender scones. Yum

  130. lisa chappell says:

    i would give elderflower cupcakes a try sound yum <3

  131. Jenni Russell says:

    I would make some muffins using the different flavour cordials =)

  132. leanne williams says:

    gingerbread men

  133. Bernadette K says:

    Myself and my son would bake some biscuits together. We already make biscuits, but a cordial would give it an interesting twist!

  134. Kelly Hooper says:

    Gingerbread men

  135. Alison Barker says:

    Strawberry and elderflower cheesecake.

  136. Daniel Stacey says:

    elderflower & lemon drizzle cake

  137. Laura Cooper says:

    I would make myself a nice chilled glass of elderflower cordial first! (then maybe some lavender biscuits.

  138. I would make some Elderflower Cupcakes

  139. Jenni Wren says:

    A sponge with probs a hint of lime in the icing on top and the elderflower cordial in the sponge πŸ™‚

  140. sarah says:

    a lemon, almond and elderflower cake.

  141. Kevin Bloomfield says:


  142. Diana says:

    I would use recipe above and would make biscuits πŸ™‚

  143. I’d make a really light summer trifle with the cordial and bake the sponge fingers to go in it with my son. Yummy!

  144. Jamie says:

    Hmm Don’t Now but the Wand Biscuits sound great πŸ™‚

  145. Micky Ricketts says:

    I have never made elderflower biscuits before, so I would try them.

  146. Holly Chandler says:

    I would make the wand biscuits like you with my toddler πŸ™‚

  147. Allison says:

    Gingerbread I think

  148. Kat Allinson says:

    I’d make Elderflower muffins

  149. Sheri Darby says:

    Fairy cakes with Elderflower icing

  150. Emma Howard says:

    Cupcakes with an elderflower frosting

  151. Hannah Smith says:

    I’d use it in a apple & raspberry sponge.

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  152. Kathrine B says:

    I’d make elderflower cordial cupcakes πŸ™‚

  153. Emma Davies says:

    Some yummy elderflower biscuits

  154. Lindsey Jones says:

    Elderflower cheeseake

  155. hannah says:

    Maybe an elderflower cake with elderflower buttercream icing?

  156. Leigh Larkin says:

    My little girl is happy to bake anything with me – as long as it can be decorated with icing and sprinkles!

  157. Ali Thorpe says:

    I’d attempt Elderflower muffins, perhaps with almonds.

  158. wendy jamieson-price says:

    raspberry and elderflower jelly

  159. Lydia Graham says:

    No idea, I let the children choose what we make (within reason)

  160. Laura F says:

    We would make cookies.

  161. Wendy Tolhurst says:

    I would have to try and bake Jamie Oliver’s Yoghurt, Pistachio and Elderflower cake.

  162. Alisa Moore says:

    A simple cake

  163. Penelope Hannibal says:

    Some summery cupcakes & proberbly banana loaf as every is so fussy about bananas that are overripe in my house & I hate food waste.

  164. Sarah Parker says:

    fairy cakes πŸ™‚

  165. sue Seaman says:

    cupcakes and cookies nom

  166. Elena says:

    Would bake some yummy cookies and enjoy them afterwards with refreshing glass of cordial with ice.

  167. Jill Donaldson says:

    I would try making your biscuits they look fab

  168. Annamarie Riddiford says:

    I would make muffins!! I do really love your biscuit recipe, going to try it thank you

  169. cathyj says:



    Shortbread topped with elderflower flavoured icing

  171. Kerry Locke says:

    I’d have a go at making your elderflower wands … they look delicious xx

  172. laura avery says:

    Peanut butter cookies!

  173. jodie harvey says:

    i would like to make a giant cupcake with elderflower buttercream

  174. George Worboys Wright says:

    I’d try out the biscuit recipe first!

  175. Keith H says:

    The only thing i can cook is welsh cakes

  176. Cheryl O'Sullivan says:

    My little boy loves helping to make anything, but will probably make biscuits.

  177. donna clinton says:

    Elderflower and Ginger biscuits

  178. Karen Whittaker says:

    Think I might attempt to make a cheesecake – it would be refreshing to taste.

  179. Laura W says:

    I’d make cookies πŸ™‚

  180. Laura Carroll says:

    I would definitely try making those beautiful Elderflower Wand biscuits πŸ™‚

  181. Lorraine Polley says:

    probably would try the wand biscuits first

  182. Amy Beckett says:

    Lemon and Elderflower drizzle cake

  183. Kim Manson says:

    I would love to try your elderflower wands with the kids but I would also like to try elderflower buttercream for vanilla cupcakes xx

  184. Naomi Buchan says:

    I had never thought of using elderflower in baking so i’d probably start with your recipe x

  185. cherie shaw says:

    Me & my children would make cupcakes πŸ™‚

  186. sarah robertson says:

    My baking skills are horrendous. Everyone usually says that I make okay biscuits…but the problemn is they are meant to be cakes!!!! So I would practice making biscuits and cookies more with my 2 year old son…if I am destined to be a biscuit maker then I will try to be a good one. I think the elderflower might make it slightly more moist and flavoured than my usual attempts. I hadnt thought of using Belvior Cordial. It’s a great idea.

  187. Joanna Sawka says:

    I’d try the Raspberry and Elderflower Nests

  188. Rachel B says:

    some elferflower fairy cakes

  189. I’d bake some delicious cookies! Love the sound of these recipes.

  190. Susan Carruthers says:

    I’d try making biscuits first!

    • Susan Carruthers says:

      I’d also soak some raisins in it and add them to buttercream to make a filling for a sponge cake

  191. aaron milne says:

    Cheese cake

  192. Ms colleen Thomas says:

    Elder flower and orange cake

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