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Elderberry vinegar

Elderberry vinegar

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This versatile vinegar is a great way to preserve the rich, fruity flavour of the elderberry all year round. It makes a quick and easy salad dressing or you can even use it to flavour cocktails!

Ingredients

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  • Elderberry vinegar

  • 200g of elderberries
  • 500ml of red wine vinegar
  • 50g of sugar, (optional)
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Method

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1
Remove the berries from their stems using a fork and wash them well, removing any bits of leaf or stalk
2
Place in a pan and lightly crush the berries with a potato masher, then pour over the vinegar
3
Simmer for 10 minutes, then transfer to a sterilised jar. Allow to cool before closing the jar and leave in a cool, dark place to infuse for 1 month
4
After 1 month, strain the vinegar (you can use the pickled berries in a stew or salad)
5
At this stage you can add some sugar if you'd like a bit of sweetness to your vinegar. Return the vinegar to a pan, add the sugar and heat until it dissolves
6
Transfer to a sterilised bottle
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