Out of my kitchen window I can see my neighbors Elder bush in full bloom which gave me the idea for this post…
3 Elderflower umbels
1 Vanilla pod
1/2 lemon zest
1 sachet baking powder
Heat the milk, pick the flowers off one of the umbels and add to the milk with the seeds of the vanilla. leave to infuse for 1 to 2 hours.
Preheat the oven at 180°C. Mix the butter, sugar and eggs. Add the rest of the elderflower (pick them off the umbels first), the lemon, flour and baking powder. Sift the milk through a sieve and stir well. Fill the mixture in to a round tin ca. 24cm and bake for 45 minutes in the bottom half of the oven.
Blooms in a bake, Elderflower Cake…