With the almost sudden appearance of great clouds of elderflowers blossoming at the beginning of June, Summer is surely on its way, and what better way to celebrate these delicate blooms than by creating some quick and simple summer desserts.


284 ml Double Cream
5 tbls Elderflower Cordial – from Parkside Produce
120 ml Sparkling White Wine
3 tbls icing sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbls Elderflower Liqueur (optional)
Elderflowers to garnish


Whisk the cream, cordial, lemon juice and sugar together until the mixture forms stiff peaks.

Gently add the sparkling wine, being careful not to whisk out the volume already created.

Add a little more Elderflower Cordial or Elderflower Liqueur if you want a stronger taste.

Spoon into wine glasses and chill until ready to serve.

Garnish with freshly picked elderflowers (make sure they are washed and dried – little bugs also love them!)

Serve with thin tuile biscuits and enjoy.

Recipe kindly supplied by Jane Overall.

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