A good forearm workout
almonds, raw or toasted, unsalted
orange flower water
- Make the almond milk
- Place almonds in blender, cover with water, blend like crazy. Supposedly it helps if you soak the almonds before and/or after blending, but who has time for that?
- Place a cheesecloth over a strainer over a bowl, and dump the almond mixture in (best to work in manageable batches. Squeeze like hell to get as much liquid out as possible
- Dehydrate and blend up the leftover almond pulp to make almond meal, use for baking, etc
- Make the Orgeat
- Combine equal parts (by volume) almond milk and sugar in a saucepan, bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add a bit of orange flower water (about 1/4 tsp per cup of syrup). Bottle the syrup, optionally with a couple dashes of Everclear to ward off demons.