Elderflower and strawberry are a fabulous combination! This is the perfect recipe for those end-of-season slightly soggy strawberries that we buy because they look tempting, but which don't taste anything like the fragrant sun-warmed summer ones... Instead of making a proper sugar syrup, I simply used elderflower cordial. This works well with frozen strawberries too. The photo below shows the sorbet straight from the freezer - ideally, you should let it defrost a little before serving it so you get an enhanced flavour.
|Elderflower and Strawberry Sorbet|
8oz/220g strawberries, fresh or frozen (if frozen, defrost them first)
½ pint/10floz elderflower cordial, undiluted
juice of half a lemon
1 egg white, beaten
Mix together all the ingredients, put into an ice cream maker, and turn into a delicious foamy sorbet. If your cordial is very sweet and sticky, dilute a little with some water.