Yes - it's that time again - with the elderflowers scattering their fragrance around. We can steal a little of it for later by making elderflower cordial, but even more fun we can make elderflower fritters!
|Elderflowers checked for critters and ready to go
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Heat fat until a drip of water spits. Meanwhile check elderflowers for "passengers" and any old flowers that are browning. Dip individual flowerheads into the batter, lift, allow to drip for a few seconds then place in the oil until they have become a golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and then eat the fritter part, leaving the stalks.
|Using stalk as a handle to dip the flowers in batter
|Fritter quickly turns golden brown
|Ray acts as food taster!