Another thing I am going to miss when my house sells is the elderberry bushes. There was a great crop this year. Here they are, just beginning to ripen.
Even though they were turning ripe right around the time that I was busy moving to my new house, I managed to pick and freeze a few pints. So far, I’ve been enjoying them in muffins. If you want to try this delicious treat, you can use your favorite muffin recipe and just add 1 cup of elderberries at the end. Or, you can try the recipe I use.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
In a separate bowl combine:
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry, then stir in 1 cup elderberries, frozen or fresh.
Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Best eaten fresh out of the oven with butter and/or jam.
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