Fried Elderflowers (Litha)
Only pick elderflowers that have fully opened (as the flavour is mostly provided by the pollen). If the flowers have begun to turn brown then don't pick them as they have been fertilized and won't have any pollen.
Want to scare your friends, invite them over, say something like we should cook something, clip these from your tree and start preparing this recipe without them knowing you know what you are doing.
A great dish to bring to any Litha celebration.
Magical Attributes: Protection from Faery folk, trust, beauty, energy for attraction, & magical ambience. Can also be eaten on Lammas, St. Valentines Day, all Hallow's
Health Benefits are stimulates circulation, sooths respitory system, rheumatic problems, imflamation, herpes simplex, reduces fevers, and boosts immune system.
- elderflower heads
- 1 c
- ice water
- 3/4 c
- flour (rice flour is very good)
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking oil
- maple syrup or sugar
- 1/4 tsp
- vanilla (optional)