Elizabeth, the Jumbal Queen

Talking about England and the British Queens, I remembered this little cute recipe. Enjoy, Beautiful People!

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The Great Elizabeth, the last Tudor, had a major sweet tooth. To be fair, she was not the only one. Food has always served to demonstrate and affirm status, and the royals of all times have asserted wealth and power by consuming the most luxurious and exotic comestibles of their epoch. Luckily for Elizabeth the Great, her reign coincided with exploration of the New World. While Sir Walter Raleigh, an avid smoker, did not actually bring tobacco to England (contrary to common belief), he did bring something much better, in his sovereign’s opinion – cane sugar.

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Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, the virgin queen’s only suitor for many years and the hero of the somewhat scandalous relationship with Elizabeth, knew her taste for sweets. He also knew how to give a party in grand style, as befitting a queen. It seems that the three-week long party in Elizabeth’s honor…

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  1. sydspix says:

    This was a fascinating historical story! I can’t imagine how the Jumbals taste.

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    1. Make them, darling, and you’ll know! LOL
      Actually, they are delicious crunchy cookies, for those who like crunchy cookies. Thank you for your lovely comment, dear Syd!

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  2. Boiled and then baked, what a unique way to make a sweet!

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    1. It sounded strange to me at first, too, but I took a course online in British Royal Kitchens last year, and, being a curious cat, wanted to have a taste of everything. This one is light and crunchy, and we love it, and the added benefit is, I’ve figured out a way to make them savory and serve them with Harissa sauce. Latin and Israeli guests can’t have enough of them! Try it and you’ll see!

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  3. Seems the Britains lost a lot of fine food ideas, over the centuries. 🙂 (Dont tell it any UK citizens!) Michael

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    1. LOL They are being culturally sensitive by sprouting Indian and Thai restaurants and grocery stores all over the place, and I don’t mind because I personally love both cuisines!

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      1. Love their cuisines too, but the canned meat for breakfast is a little bit horrible. 😉

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      2. I completely agree, Michael! To me, breakfast is coffee and fruit, and no proteins or carbs.

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      3. Oh yes! But really not British breakfast. 😉

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      4. You know, I’ve never been to England for a simple reason: my vacation time does not coincide with one week of decent weather they have during the year. To me, British breakfast idea is a mystery, as are many other British ideas.

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      5. Lol – I was there only one time for two days in the past. Our weather here is not really better. Seven month of something like autumn. ;-(

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      6. But I am familiar with your weather, and it’s lovely during late spring and summer.

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      7. For Upper Bavaria i agree! But here its most of the time more Siberian style. This summer it was different, but what will be next summer? ;-( I would prefer weather like in Florida, Cuba or on the Seychelles. 🙂

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      8. I totally agree with you, and that’s why I am so happy in Florida! As far as Upper Bavaria is concerned , I have not traveled north of Munich, so my impressions are centered on that.
        P.S. Most of the time, it feels like we live in Cuba, even though geographically it is Florida.

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      9. I think it could be very funy living so close to one of the former enemy countries of the USA. 😉 However each of the systems, Communism or Capitalism has its advantages or disadvantages. With the wrong people on top both could make citizens angry. 😉
        North of Munich there is the outlaw territory. ***lol**** Here they forgot to colonize the catholized people. Sometimes i think it had been better letting them believe what the Celts brought 3000 years in the past. 🙂

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      10. Ah, Michael, I am the wrong person to discuss advantages of communism! I escaped it “by the skin of my teeth,” and I am still considered The Enemy of the People, even though communism crashed there.
        Interesting information about Upper Bavaria; I wasn’t aware of it – thank you!
        Have a great weekend, Michael.

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  4. spearfruit says:

    Good story Dolly. Thanks for sharring.

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    1. Thank you so much, Gary!

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