So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria; God, life and a small black dog



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After the bug attack this spring, my Elderberries seem to have recovered and the flowers are sensational. There’s something different about them this year,it bodes well for great wine, and no one can pinch them to make Syrup!

Author: annarashbrook

English Ex-pat living in Austria, Christian, blogger (of course) writer, photographer, dog owner!

6 thoughts on “Elderflowers

  1. What do you do for their sourness? Mom and I tried to make pie with them before but we’ve never been able to get it quite right. They’re always too sour…Do you have any tips?


    • I don’t think Elderberries are ever sweet, they have a distinct taste of their own which is brought out by sugar and complemented. Add more! Its alos good not to pick too early, I watch them until they are almost black but not overripe and soggy! Hope that helps

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    • I just replied but I think I lost it so here goes again! Elderberries are ever sweet, they need sugar to bring out the flavour and compliment it. Also pick when they are nearly black and shiny but not soggy and overripe. It could also be, if you always use the same bus, its a dud or just doesnt get enough sun to ripen them properly!


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