Horehound Candy a Cough Cure That Works! Old School!

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 20 pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Black strap molasses is recommended.
  • Let 1 cup horehound tea steep for about 3 minutes, or to taste. ( Made into tea with 1 cup boiling water). Do this with a regular coffee pot.
  • In a saucepan with the sides buttered, add 1 cup horehound tea, 2 cups of sugar and 3 tablespoons butter + molasses.
  • Bring to a boil with medium heat and continue to boil until temperature on a candy thermometer reaches 260-270 degrees. (This is really important because if it goes higher than this, the rolling and twisting becomes unmanageable. Gets hard to fast.).
  • Pour into a buttered pan and let set until cool enough to handle.
  • Pull candy with buttered hands, twisting into ropes 4-5 inches long. Snip into pieces with kitchen shears.
  • When cut, place all the pieces in a plastic container with sugar and shake for coating.
  • NOTES: to prevent unnecessary crystalization, never stir the pot or scrape the pan.
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