Tomorrow it’s midsummer’s night and a tradition in Sweden is that we pick 7 kinds of flowers and put under our pillow when we sleep. It’s supposed to make us dream about our true love…
Please try this at home. For a more simple version, pick only dandelions and make a dandelion syrup to add to your bundt cake or salad.
- About 100 dandelion flowers (5 dl)
- 2 lemons
- 2 cups / 5 dl water
- 2 cups / 5 dl cane sugar
Throw away all the green parts from the flowers and rinse them thoroughly. Put all the yellow petals in a saucepan. Grate the peel from the lemons and cut the insides into smaller pieces. Add to the saucepan along with the water and boil for 20 minutes. Strain away the flower petals and lemon, then pour the water back into the saucepan. Add the sugar and let simmer until the mixture thickens into a syrup. Let cool for a few minutes. Pour the syrup into glass jars to store in the fridge or drizzle over a plain bundt cake.