Elderflower fritters

  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Make these light, golden, crunchy elderflower fritters that retain the scent of summer.

Elderflower fritters, close up


  • Elderflower heads 15
  • Self raising flour 100g
  • Oil for frying
  • Cornflour 2 tsp
  • Egg 1
  • Sparkling water 150ml
  • Caster sugar 2 tsp
  • Salt a pinch
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a saucepan until very hot.

  • Step 2

    Whisk egg, flours and sugar together then add sparkling water. This helps lighten the batter.

  • Step 3

    Dip each flowerhead into the batter and fry for 30 seconds.

  • Step 4

    Remove with a slotted spoon and dry on kitchen paper. Dust with icing sugar and eat while crunchy.