Elderflower Fritters

This is the recipe of the elderflower fritters that we prepare at the Oak Tree Farm yearly wild food walk when the elderflowers are available.

Ingredients (Serves 6-8):

    • 100g plain flour
    • 200ml water
    • A pinch of salt
    • Vegetable oil, for deep frying
    • A large bunch of unwashed elderflower heads


  1. Whisk together the water, salt and flour to make a light batter that coats the elderflowers, but drips off.
  2. Heat the oil until very hot.
  3. Using the stem as a handle, dip the flower heads in batter, and let the excess batter drip back into the bowl.
  4. Deep fry until golden brown, then place on clean kitchen paper.
  5. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
  6. Eat everything except the unbattered stems, which you can compost.

Bon appétit!