Elderflower Fritters

Elderflower Fritters


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About this recipe: The elderberry tree - not only do the berries provide us with various drinks and conserves, but the flowers are used to make alcohol (some sambuca and elderberry wine), herbal teas (for colds, fevers and more), refreshing drinks and the following delicious Italian dessert recipe...

Serves: 5 

  • 80g sultanas
  • 180ml rum
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 125g flour
  • 10 elderflowers

Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:9hr10min 

  1. Soak the saltanas in rum overnight.
  2. The following day, in a big bowl mix all ingredients except for the elderflowers together until you have a smooth pancake-batter like consistency. Leave the batter to sit for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Wash the flowers, trim the stems to about 4cm long then dip the flowers (stem up) carefully in batter (the flowers will fall off if you're too rough) then gently deep fry them. Drain on kitchen paper before dusting with cinnamon. Serve immediately for best results, though eaten warm or cold they are also delicious.

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