blost

English translation: elderflower infusion

09:14 May 1, 2009
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Cooking / Culinary / dialect term for ´saft´ ? or flower clusters? from Lolland-Falster
Danish term or phrase: blost
This is a title: Hyldesaft - blost

My context is a recipe for what I would call elderflower cordial in English.
(Non-alcoholic, so not elderflower wine)

It says basically:
Gather the flowers, pour boiling water over, infuse with lemon, sugar and citric acid.

I have found ´blost´ (blåst) as an alternative form of ´bloster´ in Jyske Ordbog, but this is not quite the same thing.

The recipe is in a book about Lolland-Falster, but I have seen similar recipes from Sønderjylland and other parts of Jylland, and there are sure to be variants from all over the country.

I'm short of time, and I may simply have to leave the 'blost' untranslated, but I could add it later at the final proofing, so any suggestions for an English equivalent will be much appreciated!
Christine Andersen
Denmark
Local time: 10:59
English translation:elderflower infusion
Explanation:
elderflower infusion

sources:

BBC - Food - Recipes - Gooseberry and elderflower foolRemove the elderflower infusion from the gooseberries and squeeze all the juices back into the bowl. Discard the muslin bag. ...
www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/gooseberryandelderfl_69... - 46k -

ELDERFLOWERS at food in the arts rustiqueThe Mrs Beeton of herbalists, Mrs Grieve, recommends an elderflower infusion as a ‘good old-fashioned remedy for colds and throat trouble, ...
www.londonfoodfilmfiesta.co.uk/Artmai~1/Elderflowers.htm - 33k -

Taylors of Harrogate | Herbal Infusion | Tea | Blackberry ...Buy Blackberry & Elderflower - a sweet infusion of natural fruits and flowers. ... Our Blackberry & Elderflower infusion should be served without milk, ...
www.taylorsofharrogate.co.uk/teaitem.asp?itmid=1411 - 23k -

Twinings Cranberry Raspberry and Elderflower Fruit Infusion : Read ...Twinings Cranberry Raspberry and Elderflower Fruit Infusion: Compare prices for Tea Bags (Fruit & Herbal). Read 7 reviews for Twinings Cranberry Raspberry ...
www.ciao.co.uk/Twinings_Cranberry_Raspberry_and_Elderflower... - 71k -

Elderflower Infusion | 25 Teabags | Fortnum and MasonA floral herbal infusion from the delicate blossom of the ancient elder tree. Light and fragrant and good to lighten spirits and said to ward off germs!
www.fortnumandmason.com/Product/Elderflower-Infusion,4488,3... - 77k -

Elderflower InfusionElderflower Infusion. Light and extremely aromatic, Elderflower is adept at relieving cold symptoms but makes a lovely refreshing, caffine-free drink under ...
www.fortnumandmason-usa.com/Product/Elderflower-Infusion,64... - 34k -

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Note added at 1 day8 hrs (2009-05-02 17:41:16 GMT)
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additional sources on the Danish term ***blost***:

Middag når hylden blomstrer | Kristeligt Dagblad - Når hylden blomstrer, ser det ud, som om den har iført sig tusindvis af ... ***I nærheden af mit barndomshjem lå en fabrik, der lavede blost af blomsterne.*** ...
www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/artikel/290097:Mad-opskrifter--Mi... - 94k -

ViOhlin - Hylden hænger tung af regn og dufter så man næsten bliver helt beruset. ... ***mor der lavede den skønne hyldeblomst saft og i deres hjem hed det blost.*** ...
viohlin.smartlog.dk/2007-06 - 49k -

Ekvinde Forum > ***Laver du selv hyldeblomstdrik? - Hylden er lige ved at være færdigudsprunget, så jeg skal ud og samle skærme i løbet af weekenden ... Hos dem kaldes det 'Blost' og smager helt fantastisk!*** ...
www.ekvinde.dk/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t22278.html - 21k -
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andres-larsen
Venezuela
Local time: 05:59
Grading comment
Thanks for all the interesting references!
However, infusion seems to be a drink made from the dried flowers, and not a cordial, which is what 'blost' seems to be.
This rather confirmed my idea that there is no equivalent dialect expression i English that works, so I am leaving it simply as 'elderflower cordial'.
There were plenty of other opportunities to add 'colour' in the text, so I hope the client does not feel to much was lost in translation.
But thanks for going to such trouble!
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Stavefejl?
Annette Skipper

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elderflower infusion


Explanation:
elderflower infusion

sources:

BBC - Food - Recipes - Gooseberry and elderflower foolRemove the elderflower infusion from the gooseberries and squeeze all the juices back into the bowl. Discard the muslin bag. ...
www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/gooseberryandelderfl_69... - 46k -

ELDERFLOWERS at food in the arts rustiqueThe Mrs Beeton of herbalists, Mrs Grieve, recommends an elderflower infusion as a ‘good old-fashioned remedy for colds and throat trouble, ...
www.londonfoodfilmfiesta.co.uk/Artmai~1/Elderflowers.htm - 33k -

Taylors of Harrogate | Herbal Infusion | Tea | Blackberry ...Buy Blackberry & Elderflower - a sweet infusion of natural fruits and flowers. ... Our Blackberry & Elderflower infusion should be served without milk, ...
www.taylorsofharrogate.co.uk/teaitem.asp?itmid=1411 - 23k -

Twinings Cranberry Raspberry and Elderflower Fruit Infusion : Read ...Twinings Cranberry Raspberry and Elderflower Fruit Infusion: Compare prices for Tea Bags (Fruit & Herbal). Read 7 reviews for Twinings Cranberry Raspberry ...
www.ciao.co.uk/Twinings_Cranberry_Raspberry_and_Elderflower... - 71k -

Elderflower Infusion | 25 Teabags | Fortnum and MasonA floral herbal infusion from the delicate blossom of the ancient elder tree. Light and fragrant and good to lighten spirits and said to ward off germs!
www.fortnumandmason.com/Product/Elderflower-Infusion,4488,3... - 77k -

Elderflower InfusionElderflower Infusion. Light and extremely aromatic, Elderflower is adept at relieving cold symptoms but makes a lovely refreshing, caffine-free drink under ...
www.fortnumandmason-usa.com/Product/Elderflower-Infusion,64... - 34k -

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Note added at 1 day8 hrs (2009-05-02 17:41:16 GMT)
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additional sources on the Danish term ***blost***:

Middag når hylden blomstrer | Kristeligt Dagblad - Når hylden blomstrer, ser det ud, som om den har iført sig tusindvis af ... ***I nærheden af mit barndomshjem lå en fabrik, der lavede blost af blomsterne.*** ...
www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/artikel/290097:Mad-opskrifter--Mi... - 94k -

ViOhlin - Hylden hænger tung af regn og dufter så man næsten bliver helt beruset. ... ***mor der lavede den skønne hyldeblomst saft og i deres hjem hed det blost.*** ...
viohlin.smartlog.dk/2007-06 - 49k -

Ekvinde Forum > ***Laver du selv hyldeblomstdrik? - Hylden er lige ved at være færdigudsprunget, så jeg skal ud og samle skærme i løbet af weekenden ... Hos dem kaldes det 'Blost' og smager helt fantastisk!*** ...
www.ekvinde.dk/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t22278.html - 21k -

andres-larsen
Venezuela
Local time: 05:59
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2
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Thanks for all the interesting references!
However, infusion seems to be a drink made from the dried flowers, and not a cordial, which is what 'blost' seems to be.
This rather confirmed my idea that there is no equivalent dialect expression i English that works, so I am leaving it simply as 'elderflower cordial'.
There were plenty of other opportunities to add 'colour' in the text, so I hope the client does not feel to much was lost in translation.
But thanks for going to such trouble!
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Reference comments


7 hrs
Reference: Stavefejl?

Reference information:
Jeg tænker på, om det måske kan være en stavefejl, så der skal stå blomst? Man laver jo saft af hyldeblomster

Annette Skipper
Denmark
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
Note to reference poster
Asker: Tak for forslaget! Men den skal være god nok. En kollegas mand husker, at det hed det, da han var barn. Jeg tror, jeg har fundet et par andre steder, hvor selve saften, der er lavet af blomster mm, kaldes blost. Jeg har ikke haft fat i min egen husbonde endnu - det kan være, han husker det fra sin jyske barndom. Jeg kender bare ikke til noget tilsvarende på engelsk, og så må jeg 'farve' teksten på anden vis.


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neutral  Jeanette Waldvogel: Have never heard about 'blost', but perhaps it comes from 'blomstermost'?
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