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1/2 bottle of beer (6 ounces)
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon sugar
A pinch of salt
1 cup of gardenia petals
Combine the beer, flour, sugar, and salt and let stand for 3 hours or more.
Wash and dry the gardenia petals, dip in powdered sugar, then into the batter and cook in deep oil ( I like to use hazelnut or walnut oil) at 375 F, until golden.
To serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or grand Mariner. Serve a spot of tea or coffee, to that special someone on a romantic night as the gardenia is a symbol of "secret untold love!"
LAST BIT OF ODD AND END ~ The gardenia was named for Dr. Alexander Garden, an eighteenth-century naturalist and physican.