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Updated: Oct 17, 2023

This delicious cordial made from Dandelion petals tastes very similar to honey - like nectar of summer!

  • On a warm, dry, sunny day pick approximately 30-50 dandelion flowers and process within hours to remove and retain just the yellow flower petals - not the green leafy sepals.

  • Fingers are best used to do this, but they will turn sticky and yellow, so you can also use scissors, but try and ensure no green bits go in with the petals if possible!

  • Add the dandelion petals to a pan with 750ml cold water and some lemon juice, simmer for 20 minutes, then strain through a jelly cloth to remove the petals.

  • Put the juice back in the pan, and add approximately 500g sugar (to taste, you can also use honey). Bring to the boil, and keep stirring until it thickens.

  • Pour into a sterilised bottle, it will keep in the fridge for up to 3 months.

This recipe can also be used to make other hedgerow cordials such as Elderberry (Sambucus nigra), Stinging Nettle, Blackberry etc.


If you'd like to discover more of nature's harvest, why not join one of our wild food and forage day workshops which run in Spring and Autumn.

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