Elderberry Cocoa Vinegar

Serves: makes 1 lt

Prep time: 5 days

Cook time: 10 mins

Total time:


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Author: dghchocolatier

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  • 1 Lt Cocoa (white wine) vinegar
  • 750g of ripe elderberries.
  • 600g Granulated sugar


Remove the berries from their umbels by putting them in the freezer for a couple of hours the berries should come off easier while they are still frozen.

Weigh the berries before putting them in a kilner jar then add 500ml of white wine vinegar for every 350g of fruit.

Leave covered for 3-5 days, stirring occasionally.

Strain off the liquid (discard the berries) and add 600g of sugar.

Simmer for 10 minutes then use a fennel to bottle it.

This sweet, unctuous vinegar will keep for at least a year.