It's midsummer and the elderflower is ready to be harvested. You can find the bushes in woods, along paths and in gardens. The white clusters of flowers light up, smell so good and can be used in the kitchen.
This is a recipe for a delicious dessert hardly anyone can refuse. Pick your elderflowers in the morning as the dew keeps the aroma well. Don't wash them, but give them a shake to remove any dirt.
Elderflower pancakes, about 8
2.5 cups milk
1.5 cups wheat flour
1,5 cups wholemeal flour
0,5 teaspoon salt
8 clusters of elderflowers
Butter for baking
Make a fire or use a grill/barbecue. You can of course also bake theese pancakes on your cooker, if you prefer.
Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Add the milk and whisk to avoid lumps. Add the eggs and whisk again to make a rather thick batter. Thoroughly dip the elderflower clusters in the batter.
Place a frying pan over the fire. Melt a knob of butter and bake the clusters of elderflowers now dipped in batter. Bake them a couple of minutes on each side until golden crisp.
Drizzle the elderflower pancakes with honey and serve with sweet strawberries, if you like.