Elderberry Syrup Cockaigne Recipe

Good Witches Homestead

The name of this recipe is a homage to one of my go-to cookbooks, The Joy of Cooking, where the extra-special recipes have the moniker “Cockaigne” added. The word comes from a middle-English fable meaning “luxurious and idle paradise;” or abundance! Feel free to add other delicious herbs to the recipe such as organic Vanilla Beans, Hibiscus, Allspice, Star Anise, and more!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup dried, organic Elderberries (or 2 cups fresh elderberries)
  • 1 teaspoon organic Cinnamon Chips or 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 teaspoon organic whole Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon organic Ginger (powder or root) or 2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon dried organic dried Orange Peel or ¼ cup fresh orange peel
  • 1 Tablespoon dried organic dried Bitter Orange Peel
  • 1 Tablespoon organic dried Wild Cherry Bark
  • 1 Tablespoon organic dried Rosehips
  • 10 whole organic Cardamom Pods
  • 4-5 cups water

Directions:

  1. Put all these ingredients into a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat to boiling.
  2. Once the mixture boils, turn the heat down and simmer for 20-30…

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