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looking for ways to use elder berries.and recipies for them.
-- Scott Witt (email@example.com), January 02, 2001
Check out the archives, there's at least two thread on elderberries.
-- Cindy (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2001.
Scott, we like'm in pie! 4 c. elderberries, 1 c. sugar, 2 tabl.lemon juice, 4 tabl. flour or 2 tabl. cornstarch Wash berries and remove and stems. Put in regular 9 inch shell, with sugar and flour. Bake at 450 for 10 min. reduce oven to 350 for 35 or 40 min. Makes extra rich pie, so is great with vanllia ice cream.
-- Linda (email@example.com), January 02, 2001.
They make great wine. Contact E. C. Kraus supply (they advertise in Countryside) for a free catalogue. An added bennie to ordering suppplies from them is a free recipe book for 100 different wines with your $15 order.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2001.
Jelly-a recipe I had was delicious.It used vinegar as an ingredient.Sorry to say I no longer have it.Burned up years ago.Would like to find it again,actually,now that I think of it.
-- sharon wt (email@example.com), January 02, 2001.
If you are tea drinkers, you can dry the whole flower head, then "rub" off the dried flowers for hot tea. It's delicious, almost apple flavor, similar to chamomile.
-- Cathy in NY (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2001.
the best jelly I ever made was elderberry jelly. I used the instructions on the sure-jel package. I think elderberry wine is delicious too but never made any, only drank what friends had made, whew, it was good! I plan on buying some elderberry plants for my farm since the county, and the farmers keep spraying all the free ones.
-- karen (email@example.com), January 03, 2001.
I found what looks like Elderberries on our property. How do I know that that is what it is and not something poisonous?
-- Cindy in OK (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2001.
Here is a different recipe for elderberry blossoms from the Wild Food Cookbook by Frances Hamerstrom:
Elder Bloosom Fritters (Bavarian: Hollerkucherl)
25 elder blossom heads. 3 eggs. l cup flour (or less). l teaspoon oil. 1/2 cup milk. Fat for deep frying. Sugar.
Gather the flowers when they are fragrant and in full bloom. Separate eggs. Mix egg yolks, flour, oil and salt. Add milk. Beat egg whites into the dough. Leaving fairly long stems on the flowers, dip them in the dough, and fry slowly in deep fat. Test fat by dropping a bit of dough in, dough should turn brown. Sprinkle with sugar and serve hot. Eat blossoms, stems and all. (Serves 5.)
-- Ken S. in WC TN (email@example.com), January 04, 2001.
Over in Sweden at my cousin's house, we were served Elderberry Blow, which is a drink that is made by steeping the full-bloom flower heads in water (sweeten to taste) or white grape juice. I cannot find the exact instructions for it at the moment, but you could try it and adjust the amount of blossoms to liquid to your own tastes. (refrigerate while steeping...)
-- Julie Froelich (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 08, 2001.
I use them in all the mentioned ways As MEDICINE = Research done in Israel shows them to be effective against 12, or more viruses, Haven't had the flu in over l5 years/.
-- Elizabeth Quintana (email@example.com), October 21, 2001.