Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I have had a recipe for Elder Blossom Fritters for nigh on eighteen years, and never got around to making them. But yesterday the sky was a bright, clear blue and the blossoms were in perfect bloom... the temptation was great.



I whipped up the batter and made a blueberry sauce, snipped large pregnant flowers from the bush and set the table in the backyard.



The Russian got the oil hot, and we took turns frying and dusting them with powdered sugar. Only... there were SO many blossoms and SO much batter left that we just kept - on - eating.



I cannot tell you enough what a bad idea that was. The kids stopped after one or two fritters, but we had at least seven each. And all last night - and all this morning - we have been holding our middles as if we'd swallowed rocks.





I got up early and went for a run in the hopes of a little weight relief, rode bikes to school with my daughter in yet another scramble for absolution... but alas! There is nothing to be done but to just wait it out. And learn a lesson in piggishness.

:)



My generally light-footed Tarzan says he can't wait to get home and eat tea and jell-o for lunch ... his last words this morning being, "I think that after all they ought to be eaten as a delicacy. Just one flower each."

Ya think?

16 comments:

Ola said...

yes, I know this wonderful taste:) pure summer, can't resist to have more and more...

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I wish I knew what they tasted like. Everyone does something like that every once in awhile. I made nutella stuffed won tons once.They too had to be fries and dusted with powdered sugar. Did you notice I said I only made them once.

Judy said...

Oh, I've been a bit piggish a time or two.

Out on the prairie said...

I would have waited and eaten all that were left, what else do you do with them?

texwisgirl said...

tee hee! made me snicker!!! if you're going to make a mess with batter, oil and powdered sugar, you might as well go all out...

Evi said...

Hahaha! Tu nous conseilles à manger plutôt avec les yeux?
Cette cochonnerie me fait vraiment envie. A quoi ça ressemble dans le goût?

Meg said...

Ouch. >.< Lesson learned! LOL! They do look delicious though, I don't blame you for eating so many!

Liesl said...

I would also have stuffed my face! Btw your Russian looks hotter than the oil he was watching! (sorry couldn't resist)

Linda said...

Ha and double ha - especially for Legolas of the light foot!

Marissa ♥ said...

:)

The fritters looks good! But I guess too much of a good thing can be a bad thing sometimes? :)

Trisha said...

Oh those look so yummy I would have done the same thing!! :D

Nancy said...

Hey, it's okay to live it up once in a great while -- elderberries don't grow on... oh wait, they do grow on trees. ;)

Randy said...

Wow I am really curious about the taste. What are they comparable to?

Allison said...

Liesl... you made me laugh! I definitely agree. xo

Southern Lady said...

You guys are too funny! John and I would have done the same thing. They look yummy. I wish you could send me one. Carla

Dawn said...

:))) I have never seen this before....looks and sounds good. Except for the after part;))
You seem to have a lot of fun together:)