Elderflower Jelly

Preparation info

  • makes

    750 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Scented Kitchen: Cooking with Flowers

The Scented Kitchen

By Frances Bissell

Published 2012

  • About

An inexpensive, yet delicious, early summer treat, you can’t make enough of this jelly, which always makes a very welcome present.


  • 10 elderflower heads
  • 600 ml/1 pint water
  • juice of


Remove as much stalk as possible from the elderflowers and put them in a saucepan. Pour on the boiling water, bring back to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Then remove from the heat and allow the flowers to steep for several hours or overnight.

Put a fine muslin or lawn cloth in a sieve and ladle in the liquid and blossoms. Press down to extract as much liquid as possible and then di