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Tempura batter

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Serves 6

quick and easy

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  • 100 gr corn flour
  • 150 gr plain flour
  • 10gr baking powder
  • enough iced perrier or soda water to make batter (should coat your finger.


    1. mix all the flours together
    2. gently add iced liquid
    3. briefly stir- can stay lumpy but do not overstir
    4. dip ingredients immediately into batter and deep fry in hot oil

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30th May, 2019
Bucket loads of batter though. I will have the mix next time and keep it dry until I need it for the future
14th Feb, 2015
by suggesting: "add enough fizzy ice cold water to coat your finger" resulted in too runny and non-stick despite "sticking to my finger". approximates should have been given. i had my fryer on for half an hour previously and it failed. buy a saucepan first, glug with oil til an inch deep and spitting hot and make sure batter is thick and sticking to onion etc then make batter (before chucking onion etc in to cook)
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Michael Burdon
4th May, 2019
I don't know if this will help, I found these measurements on another site. ¾ cup cornstarch ¼ cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ cup water 1 egg (slightly beaten)
26th Apr, 2013
Excellent recipe - I have tried others (some of which were a bit more complicated) but this achieved by far the best results - it is in my binder now!
11th Nov, 2012
Try using Lager instead of iced water. Some add a little Tumeric for the yellow colour
31st Dec, 2013
Can I use this recipe for pancakes or batter puddings? I have an intolerance to milk and eggs!
Sammy chis
12th May, 2014
Perfect crispness , just add a little Cayenne pepper for that extra zing !!