Much prized for their beautiful scent and flavour it is said that if you fall asleep under an Elder tree in full bloom that the fairies will carry you off.
We are lucky enough to have some elderflower blooming in the garden right next to my rhubarb, and it was seeing the two next to each other that inspired this recipe.
My kids absolutely love fruit leather, we make it often, and I have shared the process of making it with you before. If you would like more detail on the process than I am going into here check out our Stinging Nettle, Apple and Pear Fruit Leather or our slightly grosser version Edible Fruit Scabs which are great fun for Halloween. It really is a simple, healthy snack to make, and vastly superior to the over-priced shop bought varieties.
I always use food wrap to line the baking trays that I dry it on as I find the finished leather peels off much more easily than with paper. Pour the purée on to the sheet and stick it into a cool oven set it as low as you can to dry out. This batch took about 6 hours to dry out.