Steal Magnolias

Steal your neighbors magnolias. Psst, they will forgive you when you give them a platter of these sweet floral delicacies!

Edible flowers never tasted so good!

Tempura Magnolia Recipe

By Maria Taipale

1 egg beaten,
2 Tsp flour
1 Tsp powdered sugar
Beat until you have a smooth batter – you might add a little more flour and powdered sugar
Wash flower leaves, pat dry, pull leaves through batter on both sides, fry in half butter half vegetable oil until golden brown, then sprinkle with powdered sugar! Bon Appetit!!

I was introduced to these unique sweets while visiting friends of friends in Düsseldorf and there was a magnolia tree on their apartment patio. The wise and talented Maria Taipale whipped up a few platters of these delightful tempura battered flower petals! This memory has recently been jogged back into the forefront of my mind as our neighborhood magnolia blossoms rain down daily in the wind. As I watch them glittering against the blue blue sky while breastfeeding Lady Kitty or later sweep the beautiful petals up off the front walk, I daydream of Düsseldorf.

If you try the recipe please let me know what you think!

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