Horchata

Makes 8-12 cups Ingredients: 2/3 cup uncooked, long-grain rice 2 cups almonds 1 Ceylon cinnamon stick 2 star anise pods 5 cloves 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract 10 cups water divided (6 cups for heating, 4 cold) 1 cup simple syrup (2 parts sugar, one part water) Directions: Blanch the almonds by boiling them in water…

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“My Lady Chanworths receipt for Jumballs”

I’m a fan of interesting spice combinations, shortbread, and history, so this recipeĀ found and updated by Rare Cooking intrigued me. Jumballs are shortbread cookies which were popular for hundreds of years. One commenter pointed outĀ that the modern name is jumbles, though it looks like American versions tend to have fruit and other bits stuck in…