Recipe | Elderberry Syrup

It seems I am spewing out quite a few autumnal recipes – well that wasn’t a pleasant picture at all was it?!

Well this recipe is intended to avoid colds & illnesses in the winter. A good source of Vitamins A, B6, Iron & Potassium; as well as being rich in Fiber & Vitamin C – woohooo immune system!

So fling in some honey, cinnamon, cloves & ginger to boost of all the aforementioned goodness & more!

This is quick & super easy  recipe to whack together & store in the fridge, take a shot daily or when you feel you may be on the brink of a cold.

What you’ll need:

3 cups elderberries – cleaned & removed from their stalks
2 tbsp runny honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 pinch ground cloves
1 cup water

Place the clean elderberries & water in a sauce pan and simmer.
Add the honey & the spices.

Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes, allowing all the flavours to infuse.

Strain through a tight sieve.

Pour into a sterile bottle – run it through a hot rinse on the washing machine or clean thoroughly and dry in the oven at 140C (120C for fan oven) for about 5-10 minutes.

& your done, ready to ward off any pesky colds!


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