How to Bottle the Fountain of Youth

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How to Bottle the Fountain of Youth Recipe
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When the Japanese Windflower blossom it's time to search for the fountain of youth

When the Japanese Windflower blossom it's time to search for the fountain of youth

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The elderberries are black and ripe

The elderberries are black and ripe

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Elderberries have been used as a folk remedy for centuries in Denmark to treat everything from coughs to bacterial infections as they contain a lot of vitamins ... This is surely a fountain of youth

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Start picking elderberries and realise ....

Start picking elderberries and realise ....

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... That your choice of bowl is never big enough 😜

... That your choice of bowl is never big enough 😜

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Rinse and find the weight (here: 3 kg)

Rinse and find the weight (here: 3 kg)

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Pick half the weight of apples (here: 1,5 kg) Peel the apples, remove the core and slice them

Pick half the weight of apples (here: 1,5 kg) Peel the apples, remove the core and slice them

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Put berries, apples and 2 litres of water in a pot and start boiling. It takes approximately 30-45 minutes of boiling to get all the juice out

Put berries, apples and 2 litres of water in a pot and start boiling. It takes approximately 30-45 minutes of boiling to get all the juice out

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DO NOT LEAVE POT UNATTENDED!!! This is obvious but nevertheless I did leave the kitchen and was punished by a flood of elderberry juice - intense black/red - all over my kitchen!

DO NOT LEAVE POT UNATTENDED!!! This is obvious but nevertheless I did leave the kitchen and was punished by a flood of elderberry juice - intense black/red - all over my kitchen!

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Sift the juice. In a strainer or through a cloth. E.g. with a stand like this ....

Sift the juice. In a strainer or through a cloth. E.g. with a stand like this ....

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Covered with a "sock" ....

Covered with a "sock" ....

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... And now holding everything from the pot (and me being a nervous wreck - worrying for another disaster with juice all over the kitchen)

... And now holding everything from the pot (and me being a nervous wreck - worrying for another disaster with juice all over the kitchen)

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After 1-2 hours all the juice is in the pot. Measure how much you got  (here: 4 litres) and add sugar (100g per litre) (here: 400g)

After 1-2 hours all the juice is in the pot. Measure how much you got (here: 4 litres) and add sugar (100g per litre) (here: 400g)

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Boil and stir until all the sugar has dissolved

Boil and stir until all the sugar has dissolved

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Sterilise you bottles and fill them with your lovely juice

Sterilise you bottles and fill them with your lovely juice

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Done :-)

Done :-)

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Drink the elderberry juice - mixed 1:1 with water - Cold or hot as you prefer. In DK we drink it hot during winter to cure all the infections we get. Variations: add lemon, cinnamon and/or star anise

Ingredients

Elderberries
Apples
Sugar
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