About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of edible and useful heritage plant varieties in the Bellingen area of northeast New South Wales, Australia.

Our climate varies from frost-free coastal areas to inland river valleys and highlands with frosts. Bellingen has an average annual rainfall of 1507ml.

Monday, 14 October 2019

Fran's Fermented Elderflower Soda

Elderberry flower heads
Pick two or three elderflower heads and remove flowers from stems. 

Put six cups of unchlorinated water into a two litre jar. 

Add a heaped tablespoon of honey and stir to dissolve. 

Stir in the elderflowers. 

To speed up the fermenting process you can add a pinch of yeast or some whey from the top of plain yoghurt. 

Put the jar (with no lid) on a kitchen bench so you can give it a quick stir whenever you walk past. 

Place a cloth over the top to keep bugs out. 

Within two to six days, depending on temperature, the mixture will start to bubble. 

Once it has a bit of fizz strain the flowers off and put the soda in
the fridge. 

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