Recipe: Elderflower Jelly

We are halfway through the Elderflower season here in the UK. So we've come up with the perfect recipe for using our glass jars to create some delicious Elderflower jelly.

Last year we used our glass bottle range to bring you an elderflower cordial recipe. So this year we've done our research and come up with another tasty way to enjoy this seasonal treat!

Elderflowers are the flower of the elder tree. The flowers are creamy in colour and smell amazing. Elderflowers are in full bloom from June to July, depending on where you live.

How To Pick Elderflowers

The best way to pick Edlerflowers is to go for a nice walk in the sunshine and head away from any busy roads and traffic. The flowers need to be large and fully opened. The smell should be really strong. Only pick a few flowers from each tree and make sure you leave plenty for birds and insects. Speaking of insects make sure you give your flowers a shake to knock off any insects and bugs before putting them in your bag.

Fresh elderflower
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Choosing The Right Jar

Now you have your Elderlfowers. You will need some jars to house your Elderflower jelly. We would recommend you use a medium size jar for this recipe. Either our 125ml round jars or our 190ml panel jar would work perfectly!