[Sca-cooks] Elderberries

Pixel, Goddess and Queen pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com
Mon Aug 11 10:50:14 PDT 2008

It's easiest if you pick the cluster and then use a fork to separate the 
berries from the stems.

Grandpa made pancake syrup with the ripe berries--you have to cook them to 
make them edible anyway. It's too late for elderflower fritters, which is 
the other thing we did with them.

Margaret FitzWilliam

On Sun, 10 Aug 2008, Lynn wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I have a plethora of wild elderberries in various stages of ripening. Some 
> will be ripe in a day or two and some are still very small and green and will 
> ripen within a week or so (just guessing), while other clusters have just 
> finished bloom stage.
> Has anyone had experience with doing things with wild elderberries? All 
> suggestions and recipes would be appreciated.
> I'm also interested in hearing your experiences in the picking and stem 
> removal of the berries.
> Thanks,
> Lynn the Inquisitive

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