Pick the fruit on a dry day. Wash well and drain thoroughly. Strip the fruit from the stems and put into a pan, adding just enough water to cover. Simmer for 30 minutes until the berries are very soft. Strain through a jelly bag or muslin and measure the juice. Allow
Elderberry syrups of this kind have been used since Tudor times as a stand-by against winter colds. The syrup was said to relieve colds and all chest troubles. It is normally diluted, allowing
This recipe comes from Mary Norwak.
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