RECIPE: Elderflower & Lemon Drizzle Cake
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced that their wedding cake won’t be a traditional, rich, heavy fruit cake but a light, organic lemon and elderflower cake, reflecting the couple’s interest in seasonal ingredients, sustainability, provenance and flavour.
The chosen chef, Claire Ptak won’t go far wrong if she chooses to use Belvoir Fruit Farms’ Organic Elderflower Cordial in her creation. Hand made using elderflowers picked from the farm’s own 90 acres of organic elder plantations (the only ones in the UK) and from those growing wild in the surrounding hedgerows, the family business uses the same family recipe today as was used back in 1984 when they decided to sell their Cordial (a firm favourite with friends and family) to farm shops and delis.
The elderflowers are in season for only a very short time each year (usually the end of May to the beginning of July) and the arrival of the creamy frothy blossoms in the hedgerow traditionally marks the beginning of summer. Let’s hope they’re in full bloom for the big day on May 19 and we, and the happy couple, are basking in warm sunshine!
If you’d like to celebrate the wedding with a slice of fabulous cake try this delicious elderflower and lemon cake recipe from Belvoir Fruit Farms.