In the continuing series by the Strawbridge family – and in the absence of the Escape to the Chateau DIY series continuation – Dick and Angel have been making home movies of their life during lockdown.
In this episode the Strawbridge family picks elderflowers from the garden and gives you a quick and easy recipe to make delicious Elderflower Champagne. Who knew it could be that simple?! Take a look . . .
Miss Strawbridge is looking very chefly indeed!
- 2 pints compressed flowers
- 3 lbs white sugar
- 2 gallons of water
- 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
- Juice and zest of 4 lemons
Stir ingredients together and cover with a tea towel for 24-48 hours to ferment. Strain your mixture and transfer to gassy bottles for two weeks to let it fizz up.
Three weeks later the Strawbridge family enjoyed a glass of bubble in the garden. Sante!
Photo courtesy of thechateautv