What are Elderflowers and how are they used?
With their unique and delicate scent, Elderflowers have been used to add flavour and smell to foods, beverages, medicines and perfumes for thousands of years. Elderflower syrups and cordials were originally made in Tudor times and then elderflower champagne became a popular beverage in the 1920s.
One of the reasons for the recent popularity of Elderflower Flavour was the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who chose a Lemon and Elderflower flavoured cake as their wedding cake.
While Elderflowers are commonly foraged in Europe and the UK during spring and summer, they are harder to find here in Australia. Fresh Elderflowers also need to be cooked before consumption.
Luckily, you don’t need to go foraging in Europe and the UK to add Elderflower Flavour to your range of products. Because this uniquely fresh flavour is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, AFIS has now added 70.1043N Elderflower Flavour to its range of over 300 flavours.
What does Elderflower taste like and which products can it flavour?
For many people, Elderflowers really are the “taste of spring or summer.” Their unmistakable scent and flavour has been described as both musky and sweet, floral and fragrant, slightly herbal and fruity, and similar to a sweet white wine.
The elderflower’s subtle pear, lychee and tropical nuances see it commonly paired with lemons and gooseberries and used to flavour confectionery, ice-creams, meringues, fudge, cakes, baked goods and desserts. It is also commonly used in beverages such as cordials, wine and gin.
How to Use AFIS Elderflower Flavour
Our professional grade, high strength AFIS Elderflower Flavour is manufactured here in Australia from imported ingredients and available in 5L and 25L tamper proof containers.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, our Elderflower Flavour is gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, alcohol free and halal suitable. The recommended dosage for this clear, off white to colourless liquid is 0.1% to 0.3% (v/v) as consumed in the final product and for best results, dilute our Elderflower Flavour into a wet ingredient such as water, milk or egg.
If you’d like to try Elderflower Flavour for yourself, here’s a quick and easy recipe for Elderflower Ice Cream that only takes approx 10-15 minutes to make.