What an awesome use for the elderberries left over from the cordial recipe. The lemon provides a good counterpoint to the elderberry flavors, and the brown sugar sweetens it just to the point of being delicious, without the risk of being too sweet.
Because the cordial is ready to drink as soon as the berries are strained out, you can enjoy these shortbreads right alongside the finished cordial.
Elderberry-Lemon Shortbread Recipe
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbs. lemon zest
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2-3/4 cup elderberries from cordial, drained