Friday, April 29, 2011

Acacia Flowers In Tempura Batter

The Poplars are now shedding all their seeds which is like watching a  fluffy snow storm  drifting across the garden, it floats around and it tickles when it lands on you. Next to them are the Acacia's with their beautiful clusters of white hanging flowers and a smell of  warm honey in the air for days to come. Time to eat some!

If you have never tried  Acacia flowers in a tempura batter before then I recommend it, it has a delicate flavour of honey and leaves a great  taste in your mouth and you keep going back for more. Great with cream or a dusting of icing sugar or dipped in chocolate.

So if you happen to have an acacia tree close by pick a few flowers and give it a go.

For the batter I used:

•1 egg
•1 cup ice water/cold water
•1 cup all purpose flour, sifted

Beat an egg in a bowl. Add the iced water.  Add sifted flour and mix lightly. Be careful not to overmix the batter. Then deepfry until golden brown. Delicious, let me know if you try it out would love to hear what you try it with. Enjoy!!

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