Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Throat Lozenges

These lozenges are quick and easy to make and are a good alternative from the ones you get from the store.  Substitute in different flavorings for an endless variety of combinations.

4 Tbsp. Honey
½ C. Sugar
½ tsp. Cayenne Pepper, ground
1 tsp. Ginger, minced
1/8 tsp. Salt
Zest from one Orange

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, honey and cayenne.  Bring to a boil.  Cover with a lid and continue to cook on a low boil for about 4 minutes.  Remove lid and check temperature with a candy thermometer until temperature reaches 295 degrees.  Remove from heat and stir in ginger, salt and zest.  Let cool for 1 minute.  Drop by teaspoons onto parchment paper or you can use a small candy mold.   Cool until hardened.