Magnolia Flower Vinegar Recipe

On the Estate we have a number of beautiful magnolia trees and Julia has discovered this simple recipe by Robin Harford which uses their stunning flowers deliciously. As he says, you can use it in salad dressings, over steamed fish, drizzled with oil over sautéed vegetables, in a sweet dressing on exotic fruits like papaya, mango, kiwi etc.


1 jam jar with rust resistant lid

1 bottle of white rice wine vinegar

Edible magnolia flowers (best to nibble first to find the sweetest most flavoured)




Cram as many magnolia flowers and flowers buds into the jar as you can fit. Press them down well.

Next pour over the vinegar and put the lid on tightly. Store the jar(s) in a cupboard for at least one week. The longer you can leave it, the better.

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