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.
I 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.
Win a case of six delicious Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Cordials and a 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?
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!