Light Batter for Fruit or Vegetables

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Use this batter to coat slices of apple or banana, to fry courgette or aubergine slices or to crisp up sage leaves for a garnish.

Sweet Batter for Fruit:

Ingredients

110g plain flour
2 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil
180ml sparkling water
1 tablespoon sugar plus caster sugar for dusting for the sweet version<

Instructions

1. Put the flour, oil and sparkling water in a bowl or liquidiser and whisk together. Add the sugar and stir well, then leave the batter to sit for up to half an hour.

2. Dip the fruit in the batter and fry in hot oil. Shake any oil off the fruit and dip into the sugar. Eat immediately.

Savoury light batter for Vegetables
You can also use this batter to coat sage leaves for a garnish as well as to coat aubergine and courgette slices. This amount of batter should be enough for one aubergine or 2 courgettes.

Recipe doubles or halves easily

Ingredients

110g plain flour
2 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil
180ml sparkling water
Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients

1. Put the flour, oil and sparkling water in a bowl or liquidiser and whisk together. Add a pinch of salt and a grinding of black pepper and stir, then leave the batter to sit for up to half an hour.

2. Dip the vegetable slices in the batter and fry in hot oil. Shake any oil off the vegetable slices and drain on paper towel. Eat immediately.

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