vrijdag 18 juni 2010

Daisy



My dear friend Marieke came yesterday for coffee and small chat.
She had found a "little surprise" for me at the secondhand shop.
Not knowing that this is my favorite Norwegian dishes. It was a geat cup and dish of Figgjo Flint Norway "Daisy".
I'm so happy! And she calls this a small gift! xxx

elderflower







Making Elderblossom syrop. Or buy it at the Dille & Kamille
I know this one is great because I bought it in England last year. Beautiful bottle. At the same shop they have great products for making home-made jam.

How to make?

Elderflower syrup

100 elderflower heads
5 kg sugar
8 lemons (cut in wedges or rounds)
8 limes (cut in wedges)
5 l boiling water
150 g citric acid

Elderflowers seem to attract lice in large quantities, no make sure your's are not infested with uninvited guests before using them.
Stuff the elderflower heads, lemons and limes into large heat-resistant glass jars, divide the sugar evenly amongst them and top off with boiling water. Leave to cool (uncovered), then place on the windowsill and let infuse for 3 days, covered, but not tightly sealed - just enough to keep any insects out.
On the third day, remove the elderflower and citrus fruits, drain through a fine-meshed sieve or a filter. Put into a large pot, bring to a boil, then add the citric acid and simmer for 10 minutes.
Fill into hot, sterilised bottles and keep in the fridge.