In this post you can see Regina and Sue collecting some elderberry flowers for our Slow Food Waitakere Pop Dining Lunch this coming Sunday. I used the flowers to make a syrup (recipe coming in the next post, watch this space!), and since I had so many I also made some fritters, and saved the leftover flowers to dry for Elder flower tea.
To learn more about foraging and eating flowers and wild plants in New Zealand come to our Slow Food event on November 24th, click here to find out when and when.
Elderberry Flower Fritters
Shake and clean (no need to wash in water) the elderberry flowers to make sure that there is no dirt (or insects).
Mix 100g of plain flour with a tsp of icing sugar and enough cold water to make a light batter (a bit like tempura).
Pick the flowers heads by the stalk and drop into the batter, and then into hot oil. Fry, turning once, until the fritters are golden and crispy.
Dust with icing sugar and fresh elderberry flowers, then serve, hot or cold.
I am entering this recipe for Sweet New Zealand, the monthly blogging event for Kiwi bloggers. Our November 2013 host is Mairi from Toast, click here to enter.
Photos and recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©