dandelion and burdock

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« on: December 03, 2008, 21:39 »
does anyone have a recipe for dandelion and burdock just bought some burdock seeds [dont know how to grow them yet :( ] today and plenty of dandelions I used to love this drink as a kid
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 22:59 »
Did you try googling it? I drank it too as a child, but that's so long ago I  can't remember whether I liked it or not! :roll:

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 12:04 »
tried googling it got a lot of confusing sites only really tasted the commercial versions though some of the organic one are moorish

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 14:48 »
SpudtheBinx made a lovely dandelion and burdock over the Thewordwemustnotsay hols, The kids and I really enjoyed it, I'll ask him about putting the recipe your way :)
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 16:31 »
Yeah I will dig out the recipe when I get home tonight. I am stuck at work at the mo.

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 18:00 »
This was taken from here although I changed it by reducing the amount of water massively so I could make a syrup to use with carbonated water

Heat 1.5 litres of water in a pan, when boiling add:

    * 2 teaspoons fine ground dandelion root (Might need a mortar & pestle)
    * 1.5 teaspoons fine ground burdock root (Might need a mortar & pestle)
    * 5x 50p sized slices of root ginger
    * 1 1/2 star anise
    * 1 teaspoon of citric acid
    * Zest of an orange

Leave that little lot to simmer for 15-20 minutes, it will smell a lot like a health food shop, then strain through a tea towel, muslin isn’t really fine enough. Whilst the liquid is still hot you need to dissolve about 750g sugar. If you prefer is sweeter or ‘not-sweeter’ adjust the sugar. If you’re finding the drink a bit flavourless simply add more sugar, it accentuates the flavours of the roots and anise.

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 18:10 »
I'm gonna look like a dumb blonde for asking this .... nothing new there I suppose ....

I can dig the roots of the dandelions ( those yellow things that mar a lawn for a perfectionist right? ), and use those ? :shock:

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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 18:26 »
Yep, thats what I used, you just need to dry them. I cut mine in half along the root and put them in my food dryer and then pounded them in my mortar and pestle :) Oh and I got the burdock root from a new age thing on ebay. Apparently witches use it for something....

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Yabba

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2009, 09:13 »
I'm gonna get some strange looks when I start collecting dandelion roots ... mind you, I'm used to getting strange looks so I'm sure I can cope :D

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2009, 17:41 »
What is all this about how to grow burdock seeds and buying roots from witches?

It is a common weed in this area. Big rhubarb like leaves and the seedheads stick to your clothing. Great when we were kids for throwing at each other.

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2009, 12:26 »
Lol I just googled the image! I'm sure I remember seeing it as a kid, haven't for a few years though!

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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2009, 15:14 »
Yeah I used to see it everywhere as a kid. It has like little teasels on the top but I have no idea where to find it now. Hence the ebay witch shop :)

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2009, 08:42 »
I'm gonna get some strange looks when I start collecting dandelion roots ...

If you collect too many and have nothing else to do and own a Rayburn/Arga, clean the roots and put on a baking tray and leave in the warming oven over night (Don't burn them, just slowly roast them) then grind them up and make a caffine free Dandelion Coffee.

You will never look back and probably never make Dandelion Coffee again.



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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 17:26 »
ah sweet, i gonna have to see bout making this aswell,when i get the allotment sorted ::)
I love this drink is better than lager and beer lol.
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